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Joel McCrea
Birth: Nov. 5, 1905
Pasadena
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1990
Woodland Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born in Pasadena, California, he was a popular leading man in over 90 films during his nearly 50 year career. After graduation from the University of Southern California in 1928, he worked as an extra before landing a contract with MGM and making his big screen debut in "The Five O'Clock Girl" (1928). He later signed with RKO Studios where he had big success in "Barbary Coast" (1935), "Wells Fargo" (1937), "The Palm Beach Story" (1942), "Buffalo Bill" (1944) and "The Virginian" (1946). Some of his other memorable films include "Foreign Correspondent" (1940), "Sullivan's Travels" (1941), "The Palm Beach Story" (1942), "The Gunfight at Dodge City" (1959), "Ride the High Country" (1962) and "Mustang County" (1976), his last movie. He also was a regular on the television series "Wichita Town" in the role as Marshal Mike Dunbar. In 1969, he was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. He died of pulmonary complications at age 84 in Woodland Hills, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Frances Dee (1909 - 2004)*
 
 Children:
  Jody McCrea (1934 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
 
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Record added: Oct 12, 2002
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Joel McCrea
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- Roy Burkhalter
 Added: Mar. 23, 2015
Because We Never Met Each Other Joel, I Decided To Come Visit You On Here Today. May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Mar. 22, 2015
I always enjoy your movies; saw you last night in "The More the Merrier," and really laughed a lot. So did my daughter... I think it may have been the first time she has seen you and paid attention to who you were. So you have a new fan!
- Shiredweller
 Added: Mar. 15, 2015
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