Joel McCrea
American actor
Joel McCrea
Joel Albert McCrea was an American actor whose career spanned 50 years and appearances in over 90 films.
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Joel McCrea's personal information overview.
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Outdoor-movie season is about to go dark - The Seattle Times
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Metro Classics continues with "Sullivan's Travels," the 1942 Hollywood satire from Preston Sturges, starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake. Wednesday only at 7 and 9 pm, Metro, 4500 Ninth Ave. NE, Seattle; 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheatres.com
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Free film screenings in the Hartford area, Aug. 18-24, 2011 - Hartford Courant
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Primrose Path — Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea star in this 1940 weepie about a urchin in love. Thursday, 2 pm, Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive. Remember The Night — Barbara Stanwyck stars in a 1940 story about a criminal and a kind man
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Free film screenings in the Hartford area, Aug. 18-24, 2011 - Hartford Courant
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Primrose Path — Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea star in this 1940 weepie about a urchin in love. Thursday, 2 pm, Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive. Remember The Night — Barbara Stanwyck stars in a 1940 story about a criminal and a kind man
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Get Reel: Oscar hunkers down against hunks - Wellsville Daily Reporter
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... Robert Wagner, Robert Mitchum, Dirk Bogarde, Joel McCrea, Leslie Howard, Alain Delon, Antonio Banderas, Richard Burton, Warren Beatty, Peter O'Toole, Jude Law, Ryan Gosling, Ethan Hawke, Ryan Reynolds and Marcello Mastroianni have in common?
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Happy Birthday - All Access Music Group
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... specialist RANDI MARTIN, WKKX/WHEELING OM JOHN BLACKMORE, promotion vet DENISE GEORGE, CLEAR CHANNEL/DES MOINES Market Mgr. JOEL MCCREA, KSFM/SACRAMENTO's D-LO, KHQA/QUINCY Chief Engineer MIKE SEAVER and KFIG-KFPT/FRESNO Marketing & Promotions Dir
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Cowboys & Aliens, Sullivan's Travels, OBX - RhinoTimes.com Greensboro
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Joel McCrea (not to be confused with musical comedy star Gordon MacRae) is charming in the lead, and the normal array of studio character actors fills out the cast admirably, with special affection for Jimmy Conlin as the trusty, who befriends Sullivan
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Mogg can see Pride falling - Sunshine Coast Daily
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Second rower Jye Ballinger will come off the bench for his second first grade appearance in place of the injured Joel McCrea. Mogg is also monitoring centre Rowan Klein who suffered a concussion and knee injury in the loss to the Dolphins
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Codebreakers at Film Forum - The L Magazine
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Sensitive Wanda (Kay Francis) and her unrepentant gold-digger friend Marie (Lilyan Tashman) are objects of sympathy rather than sinners who have to be shamed: instead, Wanda wins over stolid Jim (square-jawed Joel McCrea) and Marie unites in female
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Rex Bell Jr Dead at 76: Son of Clara Bow and Rex Bell - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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... features Barry Sullivan, Marilyn Maxwell, Lon Chaney Jr, Wanda Hendrix, and John Agar; in addition to Chaney and Agar, Young Fury has Virginia Mayo, Rory Calhoun, Richard Arlen, Merry Anders, and Jody McCrea, son of Joel McCrea and Frances Dee
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What's All The Hulu-baloo About? This Week In Criterion's Hulu Channel - CriterionCast.com (blog)
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Joel McCrea stars and it's just a fantastic rollercoaster ride of a movie and you can see Hitchcock being so sure of himself and for good reason. Hope to see an announcement of a Criterion edition in the next 6 months. I really love it when Criterion
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Critic's Notebook: Ian Birnie's farewell LACMA film series is a model program - Los Angeles Times
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It stars Joel McCrea as a major studio director, fresh from the success of "Hey, Hey in the Hayloft," who'd rather do the socially conscious "O Brother, Where Art Thou" than piffle like "Ants in Their Pants of 1939." He sets out to discover America and
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Mostras de Cinema e sessões extras - 1 a 7 de julho - Jornal do Brasil
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Com Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall. Jones, um jornalista americano, é enviado à Europa para cobrir a eventualidade de uma guerra mundial. Como primeiro trabalho, ele deve desvendar a história de um tratado secreto entre dois países europeus
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Chris Treadway: Pinole presentation will seek to prevent future rail fatalities - Contra Costa Times
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The next screening in the classic war-era movie series in the hold of the SS Red Oak Victory is the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Foreign Correspondent," starring Joel McCrea, at 7 pm Thursday. Starting at 6:30 pm, a $5 donation will get you aboard
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Buffalo Bill's Indian Head - NumisMaster.com
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Filmed in glorious Technicolor, the movie stars Joel McCrea as “Buffalo Bill” Cody. It tells the story from his days as an Army scout and hero, to the period of his marital difficulties and political ostracism, and his comeback as a supreme showman
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Das Boot (Blu-ray) - DVD Talk
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Prochnow "sinks" along with his boat, almost like Joel McCrea at the end of Ride the High Country. After this spectacular downer of an ending, pacifists will applaud Das Boot for demonstrating the fact that valor and heroism are as much a part of the
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Bears Climb Intrust Ladder - World of Rugby League
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"We'll get a few players back over the next four weeks." BURLEIGH BEARS 24 (Dominic Walsh 2, Brenton Lawrence, Joe Vickery, Hayden Allsop tries; Nick Parfitt 2 goals) def SUNSHINE COAST SEA EAGLES 6 (Wiremu Ratana try; Joel McCrea goal) at Stockland Park
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QRL Intrust Super Cup, FOGS & Divisional Championship results - Round 12 - League Unlimited
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BURLEIGH BEARS 24 (Dominic Walsh 2, Brenton Lawrence, Joe Vickery, Hayden Allsop tries; Nick Parfitt 2 goals) def SUNSHINE COAST SEA EAGLES 6 (Wiremu Ratana try; Joel McCrea goal) at Stockland Park. EASTS TIGERS 24 (Adam Breen 2, Rhys Jacks,
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Tigers spoil Sea Eagles party - World of Rugby League
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EASTS TIGERS 38 (Kevin Stephensen 2, Adam Breen, Elijah Niko, Dane Chisholm, Matt Zgrajewski, Lance Morris tries; Dane Chisholm 5 goals) def SUNSHINE COAST SEA EAGLES 28 (Hughie Stanley 2, Maa Ruua, Nick Swan, Robert Congoo tries; Joel McCrea 4 goals)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joel McCrea
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1990
    Age 84
    Joel McCrea made his final public appearance on October 3, 1990, at a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Wilson in Beverly Hills.
    More Details Hide Details He died less than three weeks later, on October 20, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California from pneumonia, at the age of 84.
  • 1976
    Age 70
    McCrea made his final film appearance in 1976, in Mustang Country.
    More Details Hide Details In 1968, McCrea received a career achievement award from the L.A. Film Critics Association, and the following year he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Joel McCrea has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Blvd. and another star at 6241 Hollywood Blvd. for his contribution to radio.
  • 1970
    Age 64
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1946
    Age 40
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Performing in Westerns was a return to what he had done earlier in his career, and McCrea enjoyed the genre. In a 1978 interview, he said: I liked doing comedies, but as I got older I was better suited to do Westerns. Because I think it becomes unattractive for an older fellow trying to look young, falling in love with attractive girls in those kinds of situations Anyway, I always felt so much more comfortable in the Western. The minute I got a horse and a hat and a pair of boots on, I felt easier. I didn't feel like I was an actor anymore. I felt like I was the guy out there doing it. In the early 1950s, McCrea starred as Jayce Pearson on the radio series western, Tales of the Texas Rangers. In, Joel McCrea and his son Jody McCrea starred in the NBC-TV series Wichita Town, which lasted only one season. A few years later, McCrea united with fellow veteran of westerns Randolph Scott in Ride the High Country (1962), directed by Sam Peckinpah, after which he did not make another feature film until The Young Rounders (1966).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1934
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Later in the decade, he was the first actor to play "Dr. Kildare", in the film Internes Can't Take Money (1937), and he starred in two large-scale Westerns, Wells Fargo (1937) with his wife Frances Dee, and Cecil B. DeMille's Union Pacific (1939). McCrea reached the peak of his early career in the early 1940s, in Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent (1940), The More the Merrier (1943) directed by George Stevens, and two by Preston Sturges: Sullivan's Travels (1941) and The Palm Beach Story (1942). McCrea also starred in two William A. Wellman westerns, The Great Man's Lady (1942), again with Stanwyck, and Buffalo Bill (1944), with character actor Edgar Buchanan and a young Maureen O'Hara.
  • 1933
    Age 27
    McCrea married actress Frances Dee in 1933, after they met while filming The Silver Cord.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had three sons, David, who became a rancher; Peter, who became a real estate developer; and Jody, who became an actor. Joel and Frances remained married until his death — spending 57 years together. According to David Ragan's Stars of the '30s, the McCreas were prodigious savers, accumulating a large estate, which included working-ranch properties. Joel McCrea's work ethic was in part attributed to his Scottish heritage and it also may have stemmed from his friendship in the 1930s with fellow personality and sometime actor, Will Rogers. McCrea recounted that "the Oklahoma Sage" gave him a profound piece of advice: "Save half of what you make, and live on just the other half." McCrea - who was an outdoorsman who had once listed his occupation as "rancher" and his hobby as "acting" - had begun buying property as early as 1933, when he purchased his first in a then-unincorporated area of eastern Ventura County, California, which later became Thousand Oaks, California. This was the beginning of what became a spread on which McCrea and his wife Frances lived, raised their sons, and rode their horses.
  • 1932
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 1930
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1930s, McCrea starred in Bird of Paradise (1932), directed by King Vidor, causing controversy for his nude scenes with Dolores del Río. In RKO's The Sport Parade (1932), McCrea and William Gargan are friends on the Dartmouth football team, who are shown snapping towels at each other in the locker room, while other players are taking a shower.
  • 1927
    Age 21
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1905
    Born
    Born on November 5, 1905.
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