Jack Oakie

Actor, Clerk
Delightfully brash character actor of the 1930s and 40s, Oakie was famed for his double-takes and gleeful song-and-dance style. A vaudeville performer from the early 1920s, Oakie first hit Broadway in Mistinguette's ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1903 in Sedalia, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Kilroy 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Real McCoys 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Lover Come Back 1960 (Movie)

J Paxton Miller (Actor)

The Rat Race 1960 (Movie)

Mac (Actor)

The Wonderful Country 1958 (Movie)

Travis Hight (Actor)

Tomahawk 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

It Happened Tomorrow 1944 (Movie)

Uncle Oscar Smith / Cigolini (Actor)

The Merry Monahans 1944 (Movie)

Pete Monahan (Actor)

Hello, Frisco, Hello 1942 (Movie)

Dan Daley (Actor)

Something to Shout About 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great Dictator 1940 (Movie)

Napaloni--Dictator of Bacteria (Actor)

Radio City Revels 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hitting a New High 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

That Girl From Paris 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Texas Rangers 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

King of Burlesque 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Big Broadcast of 1936 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Call of the Wild 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Eagle and the Hawk 1932 (Movie)

Mike 'Slug' Richards (Actor)

Hit the Deck 1929 (Movie)

Bilge Smith (Actor)

Annabel Takes a Tour (Movie)

Lanny Morgan (Actor)

Champagne Waltz (Movie)

Happy Gallagher (Actor)

Chinatown Nights (Movie)

The Reporter (Actor)

Close Harmony (Movie)

Ben Barney (Actor)

Colleen (Movie)

Joe Cork (Actor)

College Humor (Movie)

Barney Shirrel (Actor)

College Rhythm (Movie)

Francis J. Finnegan (Actor)

Hard to Get (Movie)

Marty Martin (Actor)

Iceland (Movie)

Slip Riggs (Actor)

If I Had a Million (Movie)

Mulligan (Actor)

Let's Go Native (Movie)

Voltaire McGinnis (Actor)

Make Me a Star (Movie)

Guest Star (Actor)

Million Dollar Legs (Movie)

Migg Tweeny, American brush salesman (Actor)

Murder at the Vanities (Movie)

Jack Ellery (Actor)

Navy Blues (Movie)

Cake O'Hara (Actor)

Paramount on Parade (Movie)

Guest Star (Actor)

Rise and Shine (Movie)

Boley Bolenciecwcz (Actor)

She Wrote the Book (Movie)

Jerry Marlowe (Actor)

Sitting Pretty (Movie)

Chick Parker (Actor)

Song of the Islands (Movie)

Rusty Smith (Actor)

The Affairs of Annabel (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

The Fleet's In (Movie)

Searchlight Doyle (Actor)

The Gang Buster (Movie)

Charlie "Cyclone" Case (Actor)

The Great American Broadcast (Movie)

Chuck Hadley (Actor)

The Man I Love (Movie)

Lew Layton (Actor)

The Toast of New York (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

Thieves' Highway (Movie)

Slob (Actor)

Tin Pan Alley (Movie)

Harry Calhoun (Actor)

Too Much Harmony (Movie)

Benny Day (Actor)

Touchdown (Movie)

Babe Barton (Actor)

Uptown New York (Movie)

Eddie Doyle (Actor)

When My Baby Smiles at Me (Movie)

Bozo (Actor)

Wintertime (Movie)

Skip Hutton (Actor)

Young People (Movie)

Joe Ballantine (Actor)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Devotion (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Biography

Delightfully brash character actor of the 1930s and 40s, Oakie was famed for his double-takes and gleeful song-and-dance style. A vaudeville performer from the early 1920s, Oakie first hit Broadway in Mistinguette's "Innocent Eyes" (1924). Talkies proved a boon to Oakie, who was signed by Paramount in 1927 and played wisecracking collegiates in several early musicals (notably "Sweetie", 1929, with Helen Kane).

Relationships

Joan Crawford Actor

Companion
dated briefly in the 1920s

Victoria Horne

Wife
married from 1950 till his death

Mary Offield

Mother
founded several schools and taught psychology at Columbia University appeared in Oakie's film "Too Much Harmony," 1933

Venita Varden

Wife
married in 1936 divorced in 1938 later died in an airplane crash

Milestones

1972

Last TV appearance, on a Johnny Carson special

1961

Last feature film, "Lover Come Back"

1928

Signed with Paramount

1928

First talking film, "The Dummy"

1927

Film debut, "Finders Keepers"

1923

Broadway debut in "Little Nelly Kelly"

Raised in Oklahoma

Had his own radio show on WABC

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