Jack Haley

Born Aug 10, 1898

John Joseph "Jack" Haley was an American stage, radio, and film actor best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man and Kansas farmworker Hickory in The Wizard of Oz.

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1897 Birth Born on August 10, 1897.


1921 23 Years Old Haley was raised Roman Catholic. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Parish and the Catholic Motion Picture Guild in Beverly Hills, California. He married Florence McFadden (1902-1996), a native of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania on February 25, 1921, and they were married until his death. … Read More


1937 39 Years Old Haley hosted a radio show from 1937 to 1939 known to many as The Jack Haley Show. … Read More


1947 49 Years Old He left the studio in 1947 when he refused to appear in a remake of RKO's Seven Keys to Baldpate. … Read More


1974 76 Years Old In 1974, the younger Haley married entertainer Liza Minnelli, the daughter of his father's Oz co-star Judy Garland. The marriage ended in divorce in 1979. … Read More
1977 79 Years Old Haley's last film appearance was in 1977's New York, New York—in the lavish "Happy Endings" musical number, he played a host who introduces a top Broadway star at an award ceremony, played by his then-daughter-in-law, Liza Minnelli.
1979 81 Years Old 1 More Event
Two months prior, on April 9, 1979, he appeared at the 51st Academy Awards ceremony with his Oz co-star Ray Bolger to present the award for Best Costume Design. … Read More
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