b. 31 Dec 1922, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, d. 1 November 1961, Fireplace Island, NY, USA. A dancer from early youth, McCracken examined with Catherine Littlefield, signing up for her instructor’s dance troupe before she acquired finished her regular schooling. She danced as an associate from the American Ballet Firm, working at many venues in the home and overseas, including showing up at New York’s Radio Town Music Hall. In 1943 she acquired a prominent dance function as Sylvie in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Oklahoma! The next year she acquired her initial speaking part within a Broadway creation in Harold Arlen’s Bloomer Female. During the remaining 40s and in to the early 50s she focused on dance and singing jobs, showing up in Jerome Robbins’ Billion Money Baby (1945), Dance Me A Tune (1950) and Me And Juliet (1953), getting excellent notices for the last mentioned. McCracken’s wellness deteriorated because of a center condition, and she forsook dance for straight has, having previously made an appearance in Clifford Odets’ THE BEST Blade (1949) and Angel WITHIN THE Pawnshop (1951). Although obviously a talented musician, her health issues supposed that she was struggling to develop her profession in the way she would have got liked. She acquired a similarly unequal private lifestyle, with disastrous relationships to dancers Jack port Dunphy and Bob Fosse. When her wellness worsened, McCracken retired in the stage and passed away soon afterwards.
|1||She was a student of George Balanchine in the first year of the School of American Ballet (SAB).|
|2||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.|
|Main Street to Broadway||1953||Joan McCracken - First Nighter (uncredited)|
|The Revlon Mirror Theater||1953||TV Series|
|Claudia: The Story of a Marriage||1952||TV Series||Claudia Naughton (1952)|
|Actor's Studio||1948||TV Series|
|Great Catherine||1948||TV Movie|
|Good News||1947||Babe Doolittle|
|Hollywood Canteen||1944||Joan McCracken|
|That's Entertainment! III||1994||Documentary performer: "Pass That Peace Pipe" 1947 - uncredited|
|Good News||1947||performer: "Good News", "Tait Song", "Lucky in Love", "Pass That Peace Pipe" - uncredited|
|Hollywood Canteen||1944||performer: "Ballet in Jive" 1944 - uncredited|
|The Ed Sullivan Show||1953||TV Series||Herself|
|Wonderful Town, U.S.A.||1951||TV Series||Herself|
|That's Entertainment! III||1994||Documentary||Performer in Clip from 'Good News' (uncredited)|
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