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Also Known As: John Joseph Haley Died: June 6, 1979
Born: August 10, 1899 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor, dancer, singer, worked in real estate

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An engaging light comedian whose showbiz roots extended to vaudeville, Jack Haley was not the first choice for what is perhaps his best-known role, the Tin Man seeking a heart in the 1939 MGM classic "The Wizard of Oz".

An engaging light comedian whose showbiz roots extended to vaudeville, Jack Haley was not the first choice for what is perhaps his best-known role, the Tin Man seeking a heart in the 1939 MGM classic "The Wizard of Oz".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hope Springs (2012)
2.
 Rolling Man (1972)
3.
 Make Mine Laughs (1949)
4.
 People Are Funny (1946) Pinky Wilson
5.
 Vacation in Reno (1946) Jack Carroll
6.
 Sing Your Way Home (1945) Steve Kimball
7.
 Scared Stiff (1945) Larry Elliot
8.
 George White's Scandals (1945) Jack Evans
9.
 Take It Big (1944) Jack North
10.
 One Body Too Many (1944) Albert Tuttle
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Toured as a song and dance man in vaudeville
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Appeared in the Broadway musicals "Good News" and "Gay Paree"
1927:
Film debut as a radio announcer in "Broadway Madness"
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Signed by 20th Century Fox
1930:
Appeared in "Follow Thru"
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Returned to the stage to appear in "Free for All"
1933:
Returned to films in "Sitty Pretty"
1936:
Co-starred with Shirley Temple in "The Poor Little Rich Girl"
1936:
First teaming with Judy Garland, "Pigskin Parade"
1937:
Teamed with Alice Faye in "Wake Up"
1938:
Reteamed with Temple in "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"
1938:
Appeared opposite Faye in "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
1939:
Loaned to MGM to replace Buddy Ebsen as the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz"
1949:
Final feature for nearly twenty years "Make Mine Laughs"
1950:
Hosted "Ford Star Revue" (NBC)
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Retired in the 1950s; began second career in real estate
1970:
Made one-shot return to features in "Norwood", directed by Jack Haley Jr
1972:
Appeared in the ABC TV-movie "Rolling Man"
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wife:
Florence Haley. Former Ziegfeld showgirl. Married from 1921 until his death in 1979; died on December 30, 1996 at age 94.

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son:
Jack Haley Jr. Producer, director. Born on October 25, 1933; formerly married to Liza Minnelli; directed father in "Norwood" (1970).
daughter:
Gloria Haley.

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