Joel McCrea’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 5, 1905

Death Date

October 20, 1990

Age of Death

84 years

Cause of Death



Movie Actor

The movie actor Joel McCrea died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Popular western actor and stuntman who starred in the 1946 film, The Virginian. During his 50-year career, he appeared in more than 90 films.

He married actress and co-star Frances Dee in 1933 after filming The Silver Cord.



“I always felt so much more comfortable in the Western. The minute I got a horse and a hat and a pair of boots on, I felt easier. I didn’t feel like I was an actor anymore. I felt like I was the guy out there doing it.” (Joel McCrea)


“People say I’m a one-note actor, but the way I figure it, those other guys are just looking for that one right note.” (Joel McCrea)


“After 87 pictures in 47 years, I knew when to quit.” (Joel McCrea)


“I don’t believe in anti-heroes. Duke Wayne played a mean guy but never an anti-hero.” (Joel McCrea)


“I liked doing comedies, but as I got older I was better suited to do Westerns. Because I think it becomes unattractive for an older fellow trying to look young, falling in love with attractive girls in those kinds of situations.” (Joel McCrea)