Actress and dancer who appeared in such Broadway musicals as Bloomer Girl, Oklahoma!, and Billion Dollar Baby.
She left high school to train as a dancer. She later earned a spot as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette.
She had a reputation as something of an eccentric.
She was married to writer Jack Dunphy from 1939-1951. Her second husband,
Bob Fosse abandoned McCracken for dancer and actress Gwen Verdon.