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Richard Crenna
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Richard Crenna, portraying Luke McCoy, in the television series, The Real McCoys, in 1961.
Born
Richard Donald Crenna

(1926-11-30)November 30, 1926
Died January 17, 2003(2003-01-17) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1937–2003
Spouse(s)
Joan Grisham
(m. 1950; div. 1955)

Hannah Smith
(m. 1957; his death 2003)
Children 3
Military career
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of War.png United States Army
Years of service 1944–45
Rank Corporal
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards American Campaign Medal ribbon.svg American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon.svg European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon.svg Asiatic–Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War II Victory Medal

Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 – January 17, 2003) was an American movie, television, stage, voice, radio actor, movie director and producer who is known for his roles in The Sand Pebbles, Wait Until Dark, Body Heat, the first three Rambo movies, Hot Shots! Part Deux, and The Flamingo Kid. He is also known for his television role as Luke McCoy in The Real McCoys. He had won an Emmy Award in 1985.

Crenna was born on November 30, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. He studied at Virgil Junior High School, then at Belmont High School, and then at the University of Southern California. He was married to Penni Sweeney from 1959 until his death. Crenna died on January 17, 2003 in Los Angeles, California from pancreatic cancer and heart failure, aged 76.

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