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Legendary actor, Jack Haley, was born John Joseph Haley Jr. on Aug 10, 1898 in Boston, MA. Haley died at the age of 80 on Jun 6, 1979 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA.



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Radio. Haley was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Jimmy Dolan: Didn't I tell you all we needed was a break? Thirteen weeks on the dotted line, signed and sealed.
Jerry Dolan: Oh, it's wonderful, Jimmy. I just hope we click.
Jimmy Dolan: Oh, we'll knock 'em dead.
Barbara Barry: Do we have to kill people?
Jimmy Dolan: Oh, we won't kill them, we'll just slay 'em.

Jerry Dolan: You know, we're a couple of heels, running out on the kid like this.
Jimmy Dolan: I know, but...
Jerry Dolan: Yeah, and a couple of crooks, too.
Jimmy Dolan: You're right. Everybody knows Dolan & Dolan, and they know we had the kid.
Jerry Dolan: Yeah, and if we run away, it'll look worse.
Jimmy Dolan: Let's go back and face them.

Jimmy Dolan: Tony, who is she?
Tony: She's an orphan, I tell-a you! She run away, and she a-follow me here.
Jimmy Dolan: Jerry, she's a natural. Look at her! Did you ever see a better bet?
Jerry Dolan: Who is she?
Jimmy Dolan: She's part of our act, Dolan, Dolan, & Dolan. What's your name?
Barbara Barry: Betsy Weir. Are you Puddin'-Head?
Jerry Dolan: I'll say he's Puddin'-Head. What's this all about?
Jimmy Dolan: That kid's a novelty, just what we need for our new act.
Jerry Dolan: Are you crazy? What do you know about the child?
Jimmy Dolan: Everything there is to know. She ran away from an orphan asylum.
Jerry Dolan: Orphan asylum, your aunt. Did you notice her hands? Well, they don't manicure them at an orphan asylum.
Jimmy Dolan: I don't know. A buddy of mine got his hair cut in Sing Sing.

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Jack Haley Facts
Scheduled before Haley to play the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939) was Buddy Ebsen, but the latter had an adverse reaction to the character's metallic makeup.

Haley's last public appearance, just a few weeks before his death, was at the 1979 Academy Awards, co-presenting an award with his old friend and The Wizard of Oz (1939) co-star Ray Bolger.

Was a devout Roman Catholic, and made several guest appearances on a religious television program entitled "The Christophers" (1952).

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