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Obit: Jody McCrea

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009


Jody McCrea, actor and son of Joel McCrea and Frances Dee, dies at 74



Roswell Daily Record



On April 4, 2009, Joel Dee “Jody” McCrea passed away from a storied and fulfilled life of Hollywood fame, worldly adventures, and ultimately peaceful tranquility found on the plains of New Mexico.


Born in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 1934, Jody was the oldest of three sons to film actors Joel McCrea and Frances Dee. Upon the advice of their father’s mentor, Western entertainer Will Rogers, the McCreas purchased a ranch about an hour north of Los Angeles where Jody and his brothers were fortunate to be raised out of the spotlight. Jody’s rural upbringing, however, would not keep him out of the spotlight for long.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)