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Jody McCrea
Original name: Joel Dee McCrea
Birth: Sep. 6, 1934
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 2009
Chaves County
New Mexico, USA

Actor. He was the son of Frances Dee and Joel McCrea, both famous Hollywood actors. He starred with his father in the TV Western series "Wichita Town" in 1959. He also appeared in a series of Western films, including "The First Texan" (1956), "Gunsight Ridge" (1957), "Lafayette Escadrille" (1958), "The Broken Land" (1962), "Law of the Lawless" (1964) and "Cry Blood, Apache" (1970), which he also produced. McCrea is best remembered for his comedic role as the dim-witted "Deadhead" and "Bonehead" in a series of beach party movies made in the early 1960s, including "Beach Party" (1963), "Bikini Beach" (1964), "Muscle Beach Party" (1964), "Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965) and "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" (1965). Interestingly, he was the only actor in the beach movies who actually knew how to surf. McCrea retired from acting in 1970 to become a rancher in New Mexico. He died in Roswell, N.M., at the age of 74 after suffering a heart attack. (bio by: Dear Jayne) 
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  Joel McCrea (1905 - 1990)
  Frances Dee (1909 - 2004)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes spread at his New Mexico Ranch
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Dear Jayne
Record added: Apr 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35568463
Jody McCrea
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Jody McCrea
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Rest in eternal peace. May the eternal light shine upon you.
- tom
 Added: Sep. 29, 2015
Jody you were great in the Beach flicks as those films!
 Added: Sep. 29, 2015
Jody you were great in the Beach flicks as those films!
 Added: Sep. 29, 2015
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