Saturday, April 18, 2009

Jody McCrea, R. I. P.

Jody McCrea, Actor in ‘Beach Party’ Films, Is Dead at 74 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com: "LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jody McCrea, best known for acting in the “Beach Party” movies in the 1960s, died on April 4 in New Mexico, where he had become a cattle rancher. He was 74.
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Mr. McCrea appeared in a string of “Beach Party” movies, comedies starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, including “Muscle Beach Party,” “Bikini Beach,” “Pajama Party,” “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.”"
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Mr. McCrea, originally Joel Dee McCrea, was a son of the movie stars Joel McCrea and Frances Dee. His wife, Dusty, died in 1996.

Hat tip to Fred Blosser.

6 comments:

  1. Just because they were made nearly fifty years ago to begin with is no excuse for the kids in those films to be 74 these days.

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  2. I couldn't agree more!

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  3. Next they'll want me to believe that Beverly Washburn is an old lady. But I won't! I won't!

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  4. Since I still think of Joel McCrea as alive, and as a relatively young man, it was quite a shock to see that Jody had died at 74. Must have been adopted. Much like my daughters.

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  5. Geez, you sure miss a lot when you're always in self-imposed exile for two weeks.

    R.I.P., "Deadhead." You will be missed.

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