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Actor, Jack Oakie, was born Lewis Delaney Offield on Nov 12, 1903 in Sedalia, MO. Oakie died at the age of 74 on Jan 23, 1978 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.



Although Oakie was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1940Best Supporting ActorThe Great Dictator (1940)Napaloni, Dictator of BacteriaNominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Jack Oakie's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #72 on Feb 21, 1945.

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Jack Oakie Quotes:

Police Lt. Bill Murdock: [Ogling a showgirl] Now there's a baby over there looks suspicious and ought to be followed.
Jack Ellery: Hmm! Don't get to close to her. She'll mistake you for King Kong.

Jack Ellery: Nancy, what shall I do?
Nancy: Oh, Mr. Ellery!
Jack Ellery: C'mon, let's do it.

Pete Monahan: Give me five bourbons straight, will ya?
Bartender: Five?
Pete Monahan: Yeah, for me and the four horsemen - Fire, Disease, Death, and Famine.
Bartender: Heh, heh, that's a misquotation.
Pete Monahan: Yeah, yeah... just get the stuff.

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Jack Oakie Facts
Dubbed "The World's Oldest Freshman" because he was rather long in the tooth (30 something) for the collegiates he was asked to play, including roles in College Humor (1933), College Rhythm (1934), and Collegiate (1936). In the movie Rise and Shine (1941), the 38-year-old was asked to play an 18-year-old senior.

Stepbrother-in-law of June Horne and James Horne Jr..

Working as a Wall Street clerk, he narrowly escaped death in 1920 after the Treasury Building was bombed by terrorists.

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