(performer: "Good News", "Tait Song", "Lucky in Love", "Pass That Peace Pipe" - uncredited)
Billion Dollar Baby (1945). Musical comedy. Music by Morton Gould. Book by Betty Comden
and Adolph Green
. Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Musical Director: Max Goberman. Additional orchestrations: Philip J. Lang
[earliest Broadway credit] and Allan Small. Music orchestrated by Morton Gould
. Scenic Design by Oliver ...
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Did You Know?
Her first husband was novelist/playwright John Paul ("Jack") Dunphy (1914-1992). They met while both were dancers in Philadelphia. Jack's books include John Fury, Nightmovers and The Murderous McLaughlins. Divorced in 1951, he later became the longtime partner of Truman Capote
. In a biography of Joan entitled The Girl Who Fell Down by Lisa Jo Sagolla, it is said McCracken violently reacted to ...
Extremely expressive while dancing. Her ability to "act" a dance part garnered attention from the moment she started performing ballet at the age of eleven and propelled her to stardom from the anonymous ranks of the chorus dancers on the opening night of Oklahoma in 1943.