Jack Haley Overview:

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.


Chunky, cheery, dark-haired American musical comedy star of hearty manner, mainly on vaudeville and stage, but quite popular in films from 1935-1945, especially after his performance as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. Died from a heart attack.

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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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Jack Haley Quotes:

Dorothy: Do you suppose we'll meet any wild animals?
Tin Woodsman: Mm, we might.
Scarecrow: Animals that eat... s-traw?
Tin Woodsman: Some, but mostly lions, and tigers, and bears.
Dorothy: Lions?
Scarecrow: And tigers?
Tin Woodsman: And bears.

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.

Scarecrow: First they [the Flying Monkeys] took my legs off and they threw them over there! Then they took my chest out and they threw it over there!
Tin Woodsman: Well, that's you all over!

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Haley himself acknowledged that were it not for his role as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939), he probably would not be remembered today.

Father-in-law of Liza Minnelli.

Was the godfather of John Lahr, who was the son of Bert Lahr, one of his "Wizard of Oz" co-stars.

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