Oscar Levant Overview:

Legendary actor, Oscar Levant, was born on Dec 27, 1906 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Levant died at the age of 65 on Aug 14, 1972 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. Levant was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Oscar Levant Quotes:

Sid Jeffers: Tell me, Mrs. Wright, does your husband interfere with your marriage?

Sid Jeffers: [regarding Helen Wright] She was born with a silver flask in her mouth.

Georgia Garrett: Oscar! How did you get on this boat?
Oscar Farrar: I lied about my age.

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At the time of his death in August, 1972, he had been off the entertainment scene for so long (almost a decade) that the police and ambulance attendants had to be told who he was.

Recorded for Columbia and American Decca records.

Some of his last public appearances were on the television quiz show "The Celebrity Game" (1964) in 1964; he also appeared October 17, 1965 on "What's My Line?" (1950) as the mystery guest promoting his book "Memoirs of an Amnesiac". It was around this time that he increasingly withdrew from the public eye (although he continued to write and his book "The Unimportance of Being Oscar" was published in 1968) and lived the remainder of his life (he died in 1972) with his second wife June and their three daughters out of the limelight.

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