Joan McCracken

Joan McCracken
1917 - 1961

Joan McCracken  American Actress


Joan McCracken passed away on 1st Nov 1961 aged 43. Her last relationship was when Joan McCracken and Bob Fosse were divorced in 1959 after being married for 8 years.


Joan McCracken was previously married to Bob Fosse (1951 - 1959).

She was also in relationships with Jack Dunphy.


Joan McCracken is a 43 year old American Actress. Born on 31st December, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she is famous for Good News (1947) in a career that spans 1935–1958. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Joan McCracken is a member of the following lists: Donaldson Award winners, 20th-century American singers and Actresses from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship8 yrs
Shortest Relationship8 yrs
Average Relationship Length4 yrs
First Name Joan
Last Name McCracken
Age 43 (age at death) years
Birthday 31st December, 1917
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died 1st November, 1961
Place of Death New York, New York
Cause of Death heart disease
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University School of American Ballet
Occupation Text Dancer, actress, singer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Good News (1947)
Year(s) Active 1935–1958

Joan Hume McCracken (December 31, 1917 – November 1, 1961) was an American dancer, actress, and comedian who became famous for her role as Sylvie ("The Girl Who Falls Down") in the original 1943 production of Oklahoma! She also was noted for her performances in the Broadway shows Bloomer Girl (1944), Billion Dollar Baby (1945) and Dance Me a Song (1950), and the films Hollywood Canteen (1945) and Good News (1947).

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Joan McCracken43 CapricornActress
Bob Fosse60 CancerChoreographer
Jack Dunphy77 LeoWriter


Main Street to Broadway1953Joan McCracken - First Nighter (uncredited)Movie
The Revlon Mirror Theater1953TV Show
Claudia: The Story of a Marriage1952Claudia Naughton (1952)TV Show
Actor's Studio1948TV Show
Great Catherine1948TV Movie
Good News1947Babe DoolittleMovie
Hollywood Canteen1944Specialty DancerMovie