Jack Oakie
American actor
Jack Oakie
Jack Oakie was an American actor, starring mostly in films, but also working on stage, radio and television.
Biography
Jack Oakie's personal information overview.
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Linda Darnell Movie Schedule: FALLEN ANGEL, HANGOVER SQUARE, DAY-TIME WIFE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Benny Goodman, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie. BW-76 mins. 9:00 AM RISE AND SHINE (1941) The college president head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game. Dir: Allan Dwan. Cast: Jack Oakie, George Murphy,
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Joan Blondell Movie Schedule: STAND-IN, CRY HAVOC, KONA COAST - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Jack Oakie. BW-90 mins. 1:30 PM WE'RE IN THE MONEY (1935) Gold-digging process servers set their sights on a breach of promise defendant. Dir: Ray Enright. Cast: Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Hugh Herbert. BW-66 mins
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Cinema Paradiso - Syracuse New Times
Google News - over 5 years
Capitolfest perennial favorite Jack Oakie turns up in Close Harmony (9:50 am), Paramount's first all-talkie musical comedy, with Charles “Buddy” Rogers as a jazz bandleader who woos pretty hoofer Nancy Carroll. The Capitol ran it on Sept
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Yasher Ko'ach, Charlie! - Jewish United Fund
Google News - over 5 years
Although Jack Oakie's Mussolini impersonation is almost as good as Chaplin's Hitler riff, these comic antics go on way too long. But if you decide to slip away to the rest room, be sure to return with plenty of tissues, because the final moments
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TCM celebrates Lucille Ball's 100th birthday with Aug. 6 Summer Under The Stars - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
In order to generate press for his biggest star, Annabel's publicist (Jack Oakie) has dreamed up a scheme in which ditzy Annabel goes undercover as a maid to research an upcoming film role. An unexpected encounter with a couple of crooks gets Annabel
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“Yıldızların altında” sinema keyfi - FocaFoca
Google News - over 5 years
Tarihi Havagazı Fabrikası'nda kalabalık bir izleyici kitlesi karşısında perdeye yansıyan, Charlie Chaplin'in yönetip başrollerinde kendisinin yanı sıra Jack Oakie ve Paulette Goddard'ın oynadığı 'Büyük Diktatör', Chaplin'in ilk sesli filmi olma
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Paulette Goddard Movie Schedule: AN IDEAL HUSBAND, THE WOMEN - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie. BW-125 mins. 10:15 PM REAP THE WILD WIND (1942) Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates. Dir: Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Ray Milland, John Wayne,
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Cranky Hanke's Screening Room: Der Bingle on DVD - Mountain Xpress
Google News - over 5 years
Accepting Jack Oakie and Richard Arlen as college students is a good deal more difficult. Buying Joe Sawyer (under his real name Joseph Sauers) is even harder, despite him actually being the youngest of the three. (He doesn't look it
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Con Il Grinta in Dvd e Blu-ray arriva la Western Collection - Best Movie
Google News - over 5 years
I cavalieri del Texas (1936) di King Vidor con Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie e Lloyd Nolan. • Partita d'azzardo (1939) di George Marshall con Marlene Dietrich e James Stewart. • La vendetta dei Dalton (1940) di George Marshall con Randolph Scott,
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This week's DVD and Blu-ray releases - Catholic Sentinel
Google News - almost 6 years
As the barber's lady love, Paulette Goddard shines luminously, even when banging storm troopers over the head with a frying pan, and Jack Oakie steals some scenes with a goofy Mussolini takeoff. Its treatment of serious themes makes it unlikely fare
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DVD Extra: Manly movies with McQueen, Garner and...Chaplin - New York Post (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
... that makes almost all of this 1940 black-and-white classic (his first true talking, starring Chaplin as a Hitler-like dictator and a lookalike Jewish barber, with an outstanding Jack Oakie as a Mussolini surrogate) look like it was shot yesterday
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THE DVD SHELF: Blu-rays of "The Great Dictator," "Some Like It Hot," "Smiles ... - Playbill.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The raucous meeting of Hynkel and Napaloni (Jack Oakie), with the two dictators — or is it the two star comedians? — jealously one-upping each other in every shot. The bravura barber shop scene, with Charlie-the-barber shaving an extra to Brahm's
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Start Your High-Def Engines - New York Times
Google News - almost 6 years
With Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie and Reginald Gardiner. “It is as the dictator that Chaplin displays his true genius,” Bosley Crowther wrote in The Times in 1940. “Whatever fate it was that decreed Adolf Hitler should look like Charlie must have
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Revival Circuit: The Great Man - New York Post (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Fields is billed second, after Jack Oakie, in his second talkie feature, the surrealist political comedy “Million Dollar Legs'' (1932), showing April 29 and directed by Eddie Cline, who later helmed the Fields masterpiece “The Bank Dick
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DVDS; Amiable Tramp Drifting Through Postwar Japan
NYTimes - almost 7 years
DO you have to be Japanese to appreciate Tora-san? Evidently not, since that amiable drifter, played by Kiyoshi Atsumi in 48 films (a record for most appearances by an actor in a single role) made between 1969 and 1995, has enough of a following in the West for an American distributor, the admirable independent company AnimEigo, in Wilmington,
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The Listings
NYTimes - about 7 years
MOVIES Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'ANTICHRIST' (No rating, 1:49) Women: evil or just misunderstood? Leave it to Lars von Trier to ask the tough question, and to provide answers that are both
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CRITIC'S CHOICE; New DVDs
NYTimes - almost 9 years
SHIRLEY TEMPLE America's Sweetheart Collection, Volume 6 Shirley Temple Black will turn 80 on Wednesday, an occasion that Fox Home Entertainment is celebrating with the release of the sixth and final volume of ''Shirley Temple: America's Sweetheart Collection.'' With the three films in this set -- ''Stowaway'' (1936), ''Wee Willie Winkie'' (1937)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Oakie
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1978
    Age 74
    Jack Oakie died on January 23, 1978, in Los Angeles, California at the age of 74 from an aortic aneurysm.
    More Details Hide Details His remains were interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale (top of the hill, Whispering Pines section), in Los Angeles County. Jack and Victoria Oakie lived their entire married life at "Oakridge", their estate at 18650 Devonshire Street (just west of Reseda Boulevard) in Northridge, a suburb of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. They acquired the former "Marwyck" estate of actress Barbara Stanwyck in 1950. Stanwyck commissioned the original residence designed by Paul Williams. Oakie planted a citrus orchard and bred Afghan Hounds, at one time having up to 100 dogs on the property. Victoria Oakie continued to live there after her husband's death and bequeathed the estate to the University of Southern California, which sold it to developers. After two failed attempts to develop the property, Oakridge was acquired by the City of Los Angeles in December, 2009. Oakridge is considered to be one of the last remnants of the large Northridge equestrian estates, famed for former thoroughbred breeding. The city plans to use the property as a park and community event center. The Paul Williams house and the grounds are Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #484.
  • FORTIES
  • 1950
    Age 46
    Oakie's second marriage was to actress Victoria Horne in 1950, with whom he lived at "Oakridge" until his death in 1978.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1936
    Age 32
    Oakie was married twice. His first marriage to Venita Varden in 1936 ended in 1938 when Venita got an interlocutory decree of divorce.
    More Details Hide Details They reconciled, but finally divorced in 1944. (She died in 1948 in the crash of United Airlines Flight 624 at Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania).
    Not being limited by a film studio contract, Oakie branched into radio and had his own radio show between 1936 and 1938.
    More Details Hide Details Late in his career he appeared in various episodes of a number of television shows, including The Real McCoys (1963, three times as Uncle Rightly), Breaking Point (Episode #22 A Child of the Center Ring,1964), Daniel Boone (1966), and Bonanza (1966).
  • 1934
    Age 30
    When his contract with Paramount ended in 1934, Oakie decided to freelance.
    More Details Hide Details He was remarkably successful, appearing in 87 films, most made in the 1930s and 1940s. In the film Too Much Harmony (1933), the part of Oakie's on-screen mother was played by his real mother Mary Evelyn Offield. During the 1930s he was known as "The World's Oldest Freshman", as a result of appearing in numerous films with a collegiate theme. He was also known for refusing to wear screen make-up of any kind, and the frequent use of double-take in his comedy. Oakie was quoted as saying of his studio career: The pictures I made were called the bread and butter pictures of the studio. They cost nothing and made millions, and supported the prestige productions that cost millions and made nothing. Oakie is probably most notable for his portrayal of Benzino Napaloni, the boisterous dictator of Bacteria, in Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940), for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. This role was a broad parody of the fascist then-dictator of Italy, Benito Mussolini.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1929
    Age 25
    As the age of the "talkies" began, he signed with Paramount Pictures, making his first talking film, The Dummy, in 1929.
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  • 1927
    Age 23
    Oakie appeared in five silent films during 1927 and 1928.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1923
    Age 19
    Oakie worked in various musicals and comedies on Broadway from 1923 to 1927, when he moved to Hollywood to work in movies at the end of the silent film era.
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    While in New York, he also started appearing in amateur theatre as a mimic and a comedian, finally making his professional debut on Broadway in 1923 as a chorus boy in a production of Little Nellie Kelly by George M. Cohan.
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  • 1920
    Age 16
    Oakie worked as a runner on Wall Street, New York City, and narrowly escaped being killed in the Wall Street bombing of September 16, 1920.
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  • 1916
    Age 12
    He recalled years later that he made especially good money selling "extras" in November, 1916 during the reelection of President Woodrow Wilson.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1903
    Born
    Born on November 12, 1903.
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