Joel McCrea

Joel McCrea
1905 - 1990

Joel McCrea  American Actor


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Rest in peace.


Joel McCrea was previously married to Frances Dee (1933 - 1990).

Joel McCrea was in relationships with Claudette Colbert (1943), Constance Bennett (1929 - 1930), Marion Davies and Jean Harlow.

Joel McCrea had encounters with Katharine Hepburn (1932), Margaret Early and Dolores del Rio.


American Actor Joel McCrea was born Joel Albert McCrea on 5th November, 1905 in South Pasadena, CA and passed away on 20th Oct 1990 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA aged 84. He is most remembered for Westerns. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Joel McCrea was in 8 on-screen matchups, including Barbara Stanwyck in Gambling Lady (1934), Dolores del Rio in Bird of Paradise (1932), Jean Arthur in The More the Merrier (1943), Kay Francis in Girls About Town (1931) and Mari Blanchard in Black Horse Canyon (1954).

Joel McCrea is a member of the following lists: American film actors, California Republicans and People from Los Angeles County, California.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating4 1 year 3 months, 1 day -
Married1 57 years, 9 months - -
Encounter3 - - -
Total8 57 years, 9 months 7 years, 4 months 1 year


First Name Joel
Middle Name Albert
Last Name McCrea
Full Name at Birth Joel Albert McCrea
Age 84 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th November, 1905
Birthplace South Pasadena, CA
Died 20th October, 1990
Place of Death Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Cause of Death Pulmonary Complications
Buried Cremated, Ashes scattered into the Pacific Ocean
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Hollywood High School
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Westerns
Year(s) Active 1927-1976, 1927–1976
Friend Gary Cooper, Lew Ayres, William Randolph Hearst, John Wayne, Marion Davies, David Niven

Joel Albert McCrea (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was an American actor whose career spanned almost five decades, appearing in more than one hundred films. These films include Alfred Hitchcock's espionage thriller Foreign Correspondent (1940), Preston Sturges' comedy classics Sullivan's Travels (1941), and The Palm Beach Story (1942), the romance film Bird of Paradise (1932), the adventure classic The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Gregory La Cava's bawdy comedy Bed of Roses (1933), George Stevens' romantic comedy The More the Merrier (1943), William Wyler's These Three, Come and Get It (both 1936) and Dead End (1937), Howard Hawks' Barbary Coast (1935), and a number of western films, including Wichita (1955) as Wyatt Earp and Sam Peckinpah's Ride the High Country (1962), opposite Randolph Scott.

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Joel McCrea84 ScorpioActor
Claudette Colbert92 VirgoActress
Frances Dee94 SagittariusActress
Katharine Hepburn96 TaurusActress
Constance Bennett60 LibraActress
Dolores del Rio78 LeoActress
Marion Davies64 CapricornActress
Jean Harlow26 PiscesActress
Margaret Early80 CapricornActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
JodyMale193487 years oldFrances Dee
DavidMale193586 years oldFrances Dee
PeterMale195566 years oldFrances Dee


Mustang Country1976DanMovie
Cry Blood, Apache1970Pitcalin as an Older ManMovie
The Young Rounders1966Movie
Ride the High Country1962Steve JuddMovie
The Crowning Experience1960Prologue narratorMovie
The Gunfight at Dodge City1959Bat MastersonMovie
Wichita Town1959Marshal Mike Dunbar, Mike DunbarTV Show
Fort Massacre1958Sgt. VinsonMovie
Cattle Empire1958John CordMovie
Gunsight Ridge1957Mike RyanMovie
The Tall Stranger1957Ned BannonMovie
Trooper Hook1957Sgt. Clovis HookMovie
The Oklahoman1957Dr. John M. BrightonMovie
The First Texan1956Sam HoustonMovie
Wichita1955Wyatt EarpMovie
Stranger on Horseback1955Judge Richard 'Rick' ThorneMovie
Border River1954Clete MattsonMovie
Black Horse Canyon1954Del RockwellMovie
The Lone Hand1953Zachary HallockMovie
Shoot First1953TaineMovie
The San Francisco Story1952Rick NelsonMovie
Cattle Drive1951Dan MathewsMovie
Hollywood Story1951Joel McCreaMovie
Frenchie1950Sheriff Tom BanningMovie
Saddle Tramp1950Chuck ConnerMovie
Stars in My Crown1950Josiah Doziah GrayMovie
The Outriders1950Will OwenMovie
Colorado Territory1949Wes McQueenMovie
South of St. Louis1949Kip DavisMovie
Four Faces West1948Ross McEwenMovie
Ramrod1947Dave NashMovie
The Virginian1946The VirginianMovie
The Unseen1945David FieldingMovie
Buffalo Bill1944William Frederick 'Buffalo Bill' CodyMovie
The Great Moment1944William Thomas Green MortonMovie
The More the Merrier1943Joe CarterMovie
The Great Man's Lady1942Ethan HoytMovie
The Palm Beach Story1942Tom JeffersMovie
Sullivan's Travels1941John L. SullivanMovie
Reaching for the Sun1941Russ EliotMovie
Foreign Correspondent1940John JonesMovie
Primrose Path1940Ed WallaceMovie
He Married His Wife1940T.H. RandallMovie
Espionage Agent1939Barry CorvallMovie
They Shall Have Music1939PeterMovie
Union Pacific1939Jeff ButlerMovie
Three Blind Mice1938Van Dam SmithMovie
Youth Takes a Fling1938Joe MeadowsMovie
Dead End1937Dave ConnellMovie
Wells Fargo1937Ramsay MacKayMovie
Internes Can't Take Money1937James KildareMovie
Woman Chases Man1937Kenneth NolanMovie
Adventure in Manhattan1936George MelvilleMovie
Banjo on My Knee1936Ernie HolleyMovie
Come and Get It1936Richard GlasgowMovie
These Three1936Dr. CardinMovie
Two in a Crowd1936Larry StevensMovie
Barbary Coast1935Jim CarmichaelMovie
Our Little Girl1935Dr. Donald MiddletonMovie
Private Worlds1935Dr. Alex MacGregorMovie
Splendor1935Brighton LorrimoreMovie
Woman Wanted1935Tony BaxterMovie
Gambling Lady1934Garry MadisonMovie
The Richest Girl in the World1934Tony TraversMovie
Half a Sinner1934John AdamsMovie
Bed of Roses1933DanMovie
One Man's Journey1933Jimmy WattMovie
The Silver Cord1933David PhelpsMovie
Chance at Heaven1933Blacky GormanMovie
Scarlet River1933Joel McCrea (uncredited)Movie
Bird of Paradise1932Johnny BakerMovie
The Lost Squadron1932RedMovie
The Most Dangerous Game1932BobMovie
Business and Pleasure1932Lawrence OgleMovie
Rockabye1932Jacobs Van Riker PellMovie
The Sport Parade1932Sandy BrownMovie
Girls About Town1931Jim BakerMovie
The Common Law1931John NevilleMovie
Born to Love1931Barry CraigMovie
Kept Husbands1931Richard 'Dick' BruntonMovie
Once a Sinner1931Tommy MasonMovie
The Silver Horde1930Boyd EmersonMovie
Framed1930Waiter at the Casino Club (uncredited)Movie
Lightnin'1930John MarvinMovie
Dynamite1929Marco - Her Boy FriendMovie
The Single Standard1929Blythe - One of the Philandering Men (uncredited)Movie
So This Is College1929Bruce Nolan (uncredited)Movie
The Jazz Age1929Todd SaylesMovie
The Divine Lady1928Extra (uncredited)Movie
The Five O'Clock Girl1928OswaldMovie
Dead Man's Curve1928Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)Movie
Freedom of the Press1928Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)Movie
The Enemy1927Extra (uncredited)Movie
The Fair Co-Ed1927Student (uncredited)Movie
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alvis64alvis64Jan 23, 2014

probably the most underrated actor of the 30s & 40s...he was great with lake, hopkins

istroumaJun 18, 2009

I have read that Katherine Hepburn considered McCrea Hollywood`s most underrated actor. She considered him as good an actor as Tracy, Grant

mfan0825mfan0825Nov 1, 2007

Mr. mcCrea is a wonderful, natural actor. It`s a shame most people don`t know about him today. He`s a wonderful actor. And he`s a VERY sweet, kind, gentle man. He`s like a ray of sunshine. He`s a wonderful man, father and actor. He`s my hero, my idol, my rolemodel. God rest your soul Mr. McCrea. Rest in peace!!!

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