Joel McCrea

Born Nov 5, 1905

Joel Albert McCrea was an American actor whose career spanned 50 years and appearances in over 90 films.

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1905 Birth Born on November 5, 1905.


1927 21 Years Old He worked as an extra, stunt man and bit player from 1927 to 1928, when he signed a contract with MGM, where he was cast in a major role in The Jazz Age (1929), and got his first leading role that same year in The Silver Horde.
1930 24 Years Old He moved to RKO in 1930, where he established himself as a handsome leading man who was considered versatile enough to star in both dramas and comedies. … Read More
1932 26 Years Old In 1932 he starred with Fay Wray in The Most Dangerous Game - which used some of the same jungle sets built for King Kong as well as cast members Wray and Robert Armstrong.
1933 27 Years Old McCrea married actress Frances Dee in 1933, after they met while filming The Silver Cord. … Read More
1934 28 Years Old In 1934, he made his first appearances with two leading ladies he would be paired with often: with Miriam Hopkins he made The Richest Girl in the World, the first of their five films together, and with Barbara Stanwyck he appeared in Gambling Lady, the first of their six films. … Read More


1946 40 Years Old After the success of The Virginian in 1946, McCrea made Westerns exclusively for the rest of his career, with the exception of the British-made Rough Shoot (1953). … Read More


1970 64 Years Old Four more years were to pass before his next film, but 1970 saw the release of two films: Cry Blood, Apache, again with his son Jody, and Sioux Nation.
1976 70 Years Old McCrea made his final film appearance in 1976, in Mustang Country. … Read More
1990 84 Years Old 1 More Event
Joel McCrea made his final public appearance on October 3, 1990, at a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Wilson in Beverly Hills. … Read More
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