Jody McCrea dies at 74; actor was featured in 1960s ‘Beach Party’ movies

Joel Dee "Jody" McCrea (September 6, 1934 – April 4, 2009) was an American film and television actor; son of veteran film actors Joel McCrea and Frances Dee, who were married from 1933 until Joel McCrea’s death in 1990. The eldest of three, his brothers are David McCrea and Peter McCrea.

He was the son of actors Joel McCrea and Frances Dee

Later career and death
He occasionally acted in community theater as well. McCrea retired from acting altogether in 1970 to become a rancher in Roswell, New Mexico, where he died in 2009 of cardiac arrest at age 74.