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Jack Oakie is a Actor American born on 12 november 1903 at Sedalia (USA)

Jack Oakie

Jack Oakie
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Birth name Lewis Delaney Offield
Nationality USA
Birth 12 november 1903 at Sedalia (USA)
Death 23 january 1978 (at 74 years) at Northridge (USA)

Jack Oakie (November 12, 1903 – January 23, 1978) was an American actor, starring mostly in films, but also working on stage, radio and television.

Biography

Oakie was married twice. His first marriage to Venita Varden in 1936 ended in 1938 when Venita got an interlocutory decree of divorce. They reconciled, but finally divorced in 1944. (She died in 1948 in the crash of United Airlines Flight 624 at Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania).

Oakie's second marriage was to actress Victoria Horne in 1950, with whom he lived at "Oakridge" until his death in 1978.

Jack Oakie died on January 23, 1978, in Los Angeles, California at the age of 74 from an aortic aneurysm. His remains were interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale (top of the hill, Whispering Pines section), in Los Angeles County.


Oakridge estate
Jack and Victoria Oakie lived their entire married life at "Oakridge", their 11-acre (45,000 m) estate at 18650 Devonshire Street (just west of Reseda Boulevard) in Northridge, a suburb of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. They acquired the former "Marwyck" estate of actress Barbara Stanwyck in 1950. Stanwyck commissioned the original residence designed by Paul Williams. Oakie planted a citrus orchard and bred Afghan Hounds, at one time having up to 100 dogs on the property.

Victoria Oakie continued to live there after her husband's death and bequeathed the estate to the University of Southern California, which sold it to developers. After two failed attempts to develop the property, Oakridge was acquired by the City of Los Angeles in December, 2009. Oakridge is considered to be one of the last remnants of the large Northridge equestrian estates, famed for former thoroughbred breeding. The city plans to use the property as a park and community event center. The Paul Williams house and the grounds are Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #484.

Best films

The Great Dictator (1940)
(Actor)
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)
(Actor)
Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)
(Actor)
Tin Pan Alley (1940)
(Actor)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jack Oakie (92 films)

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Actor

Kilroy (1965), 4h
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Actors Celeste Holm, Allyn Joslyn, Philip Abbott, Robert Emhardt, Arthur Hunnicutt, Cheryl Miller
Roles Joe Kelsey

Après son départ du corps des Marines, Oscar Kilroy né à Boston s'installe dans une petite ville à la recharge d'une vie tranquille. Mais il est embarqué dans une bataille pour la sauvegarde du mémorial local pour les vétérans. Par la suite il s'occupe des chiens errants et construits un chenil pour leurs éviter l'euthanasie.
Lover Come Back, 1h47
Directed by Delbert Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall, Edie Adams, Jack Oakie, Joe Flynn
Roles J. Paxton Miller
Rating71% 3.598223.598223.598223.598223.59822
In a New York advertising agency, Jerry Webster (Rock Hudson), a Madison Avenue ad executive, has achieved success not through hard work or intelligence but by wining and dining his clients, even setting them up on dates with attractive girls.
The Rat Race, 1h45
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Jack Oakie, Don Rickles, Kay Medford, Marjorie Bennett
Roles Mac
Rating66% 3.347173.347173.347173.347173.34717
Wishing to pursue a career as a jazz saxophonist, Pete Hammond Jr. (Curtis) takes a bus from his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to New York City and optimistically begins looking for work. However, jobs are extremely hard to find.
The Wonderful Country, 1h38
Directed by Robert Parrish
Origin USA
Genres Romance, Western
Actors Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Pedro Armendáriz, Gary Merrill, Jack Oakie, Albert Dekker
Roles Travis Hyle
Rating61% 3.0992653.0992653.0992653.0992653.099265
Mercenary Martin Brady is employed by the Castro brothers, Marcos (Victor Manuel Mendoza), a general, and Cipriano (Pedro Armendáriz), a governor. On a business trip to the United States to arrange the sale of a wagonload of rifles and ammunition, he is delayed when he breaks his leg in an accident.
Around the World in Eighty Days, 2h47
Directed by John Farrow, Michael Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels
Actors David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Newton, Shirley MacLaine, Charles Boyer, Cedric Hardwicke
Roles SS Henrietta Captain
Rating67% 3.399183.399183.399183.399183.39918
Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow presents an onscreen prologue, featuring footage from A Trip to the Moon (1902) by Georges Méliès, explaining that it is based loosely on the book From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne. Also included is the launching of an unmanned rocket and footage of the earth receding.
Tomahawk
Tomahawk (1951)
, 1h22
Directed by George Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Historical, Romance, Western
Actors Van Heflin, Yvonne De Carlo, Preston Foster, Alex Nicol, Jack Oakie, Tom Tully
Roles Sol Beckworth
Rating63% 3.198443.198443.198443.198443.19844
En 1866, alors que l'armée américaine veut s'installer sur des territoires qui avaient été cédés aux Sioux, l'explorateur Jim Bridger tente de pacifier les rapports entre Tuniques Bleues et Peaux-Rouges.
Last of the Buccaneers, 1h20
Directed by Lew Landers
Origin USA
Genres War, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films
Actors Paul Henreid, Jack Oakie, John Dehner, Mary Anderson, Karin Booth, Edgar Barrier
Roles Sgt. Dominick
Rating52% 2.6337252.6337252.6337252.6337252.633725
Le corsaire Jean Lafitte a délivré La Nouvelle-Orléans et reprend la mer pour se livrer à des actes de piraterie. Il donne l'ordre de n'inquiéter aucun navire américain, mais un de ses lieutenants viole la consigne et Jean Lafitte considéré comme responsable est inquiété.
Thieves' Highway, 1h34
Directed by Jules Dassin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Trucker films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell
Roles Slob
Rating75% 3.7962953.7962953.7962953.7962953.796295
A war-veteran-turned-truck driver Nico "Nick" Garcos (Richard Conte) arrives at home to find that his foreign-born father, a fruit farmer, has lost his legs and was forced to sell his truck. He learns that his father was crippled at the hands of an unscrupulous produce dealer in San Francisco, Mike Figlia (Lee J. Cobb). Garcos vows revenge.
When My Baby Smiles at Me, 1h38
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Jack Oakie, June Havoc, Richard Arlen, James Gleason
Roles Bozo Evans
Rating59% 2.95812.95812.95812.95812.9581
Bonny Kane and 'Skid' Johnson are vaudeville performers in the 1920s. The two of them suffer marital difficulties when Skid gets an offer to appear on Broadway while Bonny gets left behind on the road. Things get worse with Skid's increasing drinking problem and the fact that the press has reported him to be spending a lot of time with his pretty co-star.
She Wrote the Book, 1h20
Directed by Charles Lamont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Joan Davis, Jack Oakie, Mischa Auer, Gloria Stuart, Kirby Grant, Jacqueline deWit
Roles Jerry Marlowe
Rating63% 3.1707953.1707953.1707953.1707953.170795
That's the Spirit
Directed by Charles Lamont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, June Vincent, Gene Lockhart, Andy Devine, Arthur Treacher
Roles Steve 'Slim' Gogarty
Rating71% 3.5937353.5937353.5937353.5937353.593735
It Happened Tomorrow, 1h25
Directed by René Clair
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Time travel films
Actors Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy, Edward Brophy, Sig Ruman
Roles Uncle Oscar Smith
Rating70% 3.544673.544673.544673.544673.54467
In the 1890s, Lawrence Stevens (Dick Powell) is an obituary writer unhappy in his job who is given, by a ghostly deceased newspaper man named Pop Benson (John Philliber), a newspaper that has tomorrow's news. He uses the paper to write stories and get the scoop on other reporters, but this also brings him under the suspicion of Police Inspector Mulrooney (Edgar Kennedy), who wants to know how Stevens always seems to know what's going to happen and where, mainly a robbery at a theater's box office during a performance. Stevens and his new girlfriend Sylvia (Linda Darnell) – half of a clairvoyant act with her uncle Oscar Smith (Jack Oakie) – have a number of adventures, until her uncle mistakenly thinks that Stevens has consorted with his niece in her boarding house room. The uncle attempts to intimidate Stevens into marrying her, not knowing that Stevens has come to him to ask for her hand.
Bowery to Broadway, 1h34
Directed by Charles Lamont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors María Montez, Jack Oakie, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey, Ann Blyth, Donald Cook
Roles Michael O'Rourke
Rating72% 3.616713.616713.616713.616713.61671