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Actor, Warner Oland, was born Johan Verner Ölund on Oct 3, 1879 in Nyby, Sweden. Oland died at the age of 58 on Aug 6, 1938 in Stockholm, Sweden and was laid to rest in Southborough Rural Cemetery in Southborough, MA.

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Charlie Chan: Question without answer like faraway water - no good for nearby fire.


Lee Chan: [asking his father to bet on the race] You want to get in on the gravy, Pop?
Charlie Chan: Smart fly stay out of gravy.


Lee Chan: Gosh, I like detective work better than painting.
Charlie Chan: If paintings as full of imagination as detective work,
[Laughs]
Charlie Chan: he will be Chinese Rembrandt.


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Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 461-462. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Buried in Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Massachusetts. His gravestone, a rough oval, was made from one of the steps of his beloved home in this town.

Soon after his last film, another Chan entry titled Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937), which was completed in the fall of 1937, Oland began experiencing symptoms of dementia. He was apprehended walking outside his neighborhood in his underwear in the company of his prized miniature schnauzer completely disoriented. He returned to Sweden and sadly, Oland died the following August after a brief bout with pneumonia.

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