Jack Oakie

Jack Oakie
Paramount

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Jack Oakie
Film: South side of the 6700 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Actor | Comedian
Born Lewis Delaney Offield on Nov. 12, 1903 in Sedalia, MO
Died Jan. 23, 1978 of aortic aneuryism in Northridge, CA

Jack Oakie was a cherub-faced comic who specialized in stealing scenes from show business' top personalities.

The Oakie presence was felt in almost every phase of show business — from Broadway, where he began his career in 1924 as a chorus boy, through movies, radio and television.

Through the '30s, '40s, '50s and into the '60s, he was one of show business' best paid and most sought after comedians.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1940 Best Supporting Actor The Great Dictator Nomination

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