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Date of Birth 31 December 1917Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death 1 November 1961New York City, New York, USA  (heart disease)

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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.

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Bob Fosse (1952 - 1959) (divorced)
Jack Dunphy (1939 - 1951)

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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.
She was a student of George Balanchine in the first year of the School of American Ballet (SAB).

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