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:

Scarecrow: I'm not afraid of her! I'll see you get safely to the Wizard now, whether I get a brain or not. Stuff a mattress with me. Ha!
Tin Woodsman: I'll see you reach the Wizard, whether I get a heart or not. Beehive, bah! Let her try and make a beehive out of me!
Dorothy: Oh, you're the best friends anybody ever had. And it's funny, but I feel as if I'd known you all the time, but I couldn't have, could I?
Scarecrow: I don't see how. You weren't around when I was stuffed and sewn together, were you?
Tin Woodsman: And I was standing over there, rusting for the longest time.
Dorothy: Still, I wish I could remember, but I guess it doesn't matter anyway. We know each other now, don't we?
Scarecrow: That's right.
Tin Woodsman: We do.
Scarecrow: To Oz?
Tin Woodsman: To Oz.

Jimmy Dolan: I've been workin' on a step that's gonna get Bill Robinson talkin' to himself.

Tin Woodsman: I can barely hear my heart beating!

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

He reprised his original Broadway role in "Follow Thru" in the film version (Follow Thru (1930). He also appeared in the play "Higher and Higher" and its film version Higher and Higher (1943), although the score of the show was almost completely replaced with new songs and Haley played a different role in the film.

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