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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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Tom Evans, Archeologist: She's just making a mountain out of a molehill.
Charlie Chan: Inconspicuous molehill sometimes more important than conspicuous mountain.


Charlie Chan: Hasty conclusion like hind legs of mule - kick backwards.


Charlie Chan: Root of tree lie in many directions.


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

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.

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.

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