Joan McCracken (1917–1961)

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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), Claudia: The Story of a Marriage (1952) and Hollywood Canteen (1944). 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 Babe Doolittle
Hollywood Canteen Joan McCracken
Actor's Studio Actress


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 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Joan McCracken - First Nighter (uncredited)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- White Night (1953)
 1952 Claudia: The Story of a Marriage (TV Series)
Claudia Naughton
- Final Show (1952) ... Claudia Naughton
- Episode dated 23 June 1952 (1952) ... Claudia Naughton
- Episode dated 9 March 1952 (1952) ... Claudia Naughton
- Premiere (1952) ... Claudia Naughton
 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 Garry Moore Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 21 August 1953 (1953) ... Self
 1953 Chance of a Lifetime (TV Series)
- John McCracken (1953) ... Self
 1953 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #6.46 (1953) ... Self
 1951 Showtime, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Episode #1.23 (1951) ... Self
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 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary)
Performer in Clip from 'Good News' (uncredited)

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Other Works:

Billion Dollar Baby (1945). Musical comedy. Music by Morton Gould. Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Musical Director: Max Goberman. Additional orchestrations: Philip J. Lang [earliest Broadway credit] and Allan Small. Music orchestrated by Morton Gould. Scenic Design by Oliver ... See more »

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5' 1" (1.55 m)


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She began her career as a dancer and performed with the School of American ballet before she joined the Littlefield Ballet in Philadelphia and performed in England, France and Belgium. See more »


Joan McCracken is of a Scottish ancestry. See more »

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