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Joel McCrea

  • Birth 5 Nov 1905 Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 20 Oct 1990 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
  • Memorial ID 6848422

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6848422
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joel McCrea (5 Nov 1905–20 Oct 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6848422, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.