Jack Oakie Overview:

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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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
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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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made two films with Carole Lombard, "From Hell To Heaven" (from which a publicity still is shown) and "The Eagle And The Hawk" (like Cary Grant, he had no scenes with Carole). If Oakie's remembered today, it's for his turn as a Benito Mussolini type in Charlie Chaplin's 1940 classic "The ... Read full article


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Jack Oakie Quotes:

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.


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


Jack Ellery: [to Murdock] Why don't you take your lamps off those dames and do a little police work?


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Jack Oakie Facts
Oakie fought with cameramen for years about screen makeup -- he never wore any and refused to wear makeup under any circumstances.

In 1981, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences established the Jack Oakie Lecture on Comedy in Film, as an annual event.

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

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