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Joan McCracken (1917–1961)


Joan McCracken was born on December 31, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Good News (1947), Hollywood Canteen (1944) and Great Catherine (1948). She was married to Bob Fosse and Jack Dunphy. She died on November 1, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Good News
Good News Babe Doolittle
(1947)
Hollywood Canteen
Hollywood Canteen Joan McCracken
(1944)
Great Catherine
Great Catherine Actress
(1948)
Claudia: The Story of a Marriage
Claudia: The Story of a Marriage Claudia Naughton (1952)
(1952)

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 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Joan McCracken - First Nighter (uncredited)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- White Night (1953)
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- Night Club (1948)
 1948 Great Catherine (TV Movie)
 1947 Good News
Babe Doolittle
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Joan McCracken
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 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (performer: "Pass That Peace Pipe" (1947) - uncredited)
 1947 Good News (performer: "Good News", "Tait Song", "Lucky in Love", "Pass That Peace Pipe" - uncredited)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen (performer: "Ballet in Jive" (1944) - uncredited)
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 1953 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #6.46 (1953) ... Herself
 1951 Wonderful Town, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #1.3 (1951) ... Herself
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 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary)
Performer in Clip from 'Good News' (uncredited)

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(April 20-30, 1953) She acted in Richard Rodgers, George Abbott, and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "Me and Juliet," in a world premiere at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Ray Walston, Isabel Bigley and Bill Hayes in the cast. Salvatore Dell Isolda was music director. See more »

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Was the second wife of choreographer and director Bob Fosse. She and Fosse divorced after he left her for Gwen Verdon. Joan became very sick near the end of their marriage due to complications from diabetes, and died of a heart attack at the age of 43. See more »

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