Jody Mccrea


About

Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
Born
September 06, 1934
Died
April 04, 2009
Cause of Death
Cardiac Arrest

Biography

Jody McCrea was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. McCrea began her acting career with roles in such films as the western "Gunsight Ridge" (1957) with Joel McCrea, "The Monster That Challenged the World" (1957) and the Joel McCrea drama "Trooper Hook" (1957). She also appeared in the action picture "Hell Bent For Glory" (1958) with Tab Hunter and the dramatic adaptatio...

Biography

Jody McCrea was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. McCrea began her acting career with roles in such films as the western "Gunsight Ridge" (1957) with Joel McCrea, "The Monster That Challenged the World" (1957) and the Joel McCrea drama "Trooper Hook" (1957). She also appeared in the action picture "Hell Bent For Glory" (1958) with Tab Hunter and the dramatic adaptation "The Restless Years" (1958) with John Saxon. She continued to work steadily in film throughout the sixties, appearing in the Pat Boone comedic adaptation "All Hands on Deck" (1961), the Kent Taylor drama "The Broken Land" (1962) and the Robert Cummings comedy adventure "Beach Party" (1963). She also appeared in the comedy sequel "Muscle Beach Party" (1963) with Frankie Avalon and "Operation Bikini" (1963). Toward the end of her career, she continued to act in "Bikini Beach" (1964) with Frankie Avalon, "Pajama Party" (1964) with Tommy Kirk and the comedic adventure "Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965) with Frankie Avalon. She also appeared in the Annette Funicello comedy "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" (1965) and "The Glory Stompers" (1967). McCrea last acted in "Cry Blood, Apache" (1970). McCrea passed away in April 2009 at the age of 75.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Lafayette Escadrille (1958) - In Good Company Clint Eastwood's first scene, as the Yanks (David Janssen, Jody McCrea, Tab Hunter, William Wellman Jr., as his dad) spend their first night in France, the de facto honor roll being much of the point for narrator, director and producer William A. Wellman, in Lafayette Escadrille, 1958.
Lafayette Escadrille (1958) - He's Forgotten You Exist Just arrived in 1914 France, American volunteer fliers (William Wellman Jr., Jody McCrea, David Janssen and especially Tab Hunter as "Thad") notice Renee' (Etchika Choreau) and other locals, early in director William A. Wellman's Lafayette Escadrille, 1958.
Lafayette Escadrille (1958) - Got Ya' Scared, Princeton? American hijinks on the French airfield, David Janssen leads the jokers and the last bit baseball, with "Billy Jack" (Tom Laughlin) pitching to "Dirty Harry" (Clint Eastwood), in producer-director William A. Wellman's tribute to the World War One flying corps, Lafayette Escadrille, 1958.
Monster That Challenged The World, The (1957) - This Is Flutterboy Two Four Two Joining the opening narration on U.S. Navy operations on the Salton Sea, the earth quakes as seamen Johnson and Sanders (Jody McCrea, William Swan) support a routine parachute jump, in the independent Sci-Fi feature The Monster That Challenged The World, 1955.
Muscle Beach Party (1963) - Little Stevie Wonder The gang, featuring Annette Funicello as Dee Dee, catch “Little” Stevie Wonder, backed by Dick Dale’s band, for “Happy Street,” by Beach Party series songwriters Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner, Frankie (Avalon) joining to apologize for his latest misadventure, in Muscle Beach Party, 1963.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) - Title Song A couple minutes into the picture, after comical character introductions, Frankie (Avalon) and Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) tumble to the title song, from series songwriters Jerry Styner and Guy Hemric, with Buster Keaton’s cameo at the end, in the 4th “Beach Party” movie, Beach Blanket Bingo, 1965.

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