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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 August 1897Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 6 June 1979Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameJohn Joseph Haley Jr.
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jack Haley was a movie and vaudeville actor who is always remembered as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939). The Tin Man role was originally was going to Buddy Ebsen, but due to allergic reaction from the aluminum powder makeup, Ebsen was taken out of the casting and Haley replaced him. To avoid the same problem arising, they used aluminum paste for Haley instead of the powder. Haley starred in over thirty other movies.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rocknrollunderdawg

Spouse (1)

Florence McFadden (25 February 1921 - 6 June 1979) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (15)

Best remembered for his portrayal of the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939).
Uncle of former US Representative Robert Dornan of Orange County, California.
Father of Jack Haley Jr..
Interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, USA. Specific Interment Location: Grotto, L100, #2.
Father-in-law of Liza Minnelli.
Scheduled before Haley to play the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939) was Buddy Ebsen, but the latter had an adverse reaction to the character's metallic makeup.
Haley's last public appearance, just a few weeks before his death, was at the 1979 Academy Awards, co-presenting an award with his old friend and The Wizard of Oz (1939) co-star Ray Bolger.
He reprised his original Broadway role in "Follow Thru" in the film version (Follow Thru (1930). He also appeared in the play "Higher and Higher" and its film version Higher and Higher (1943), although the score of the show was almost completely replaced with new songs and Haley played a different role in the film.
Is the former father-in-law of Liza Minnelli, who is the daughter of The Wizard of Oz (1939) co-star Judy Garland.
Children: daughter, Gloria and son, Jack Haley Jr..
Haley himself acknowledged that were it not for his role as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939), he probably would not be remembered today.
Was a devout Roman Catholic, and made several guest appearances on a religious television program entitled The Christophers (1952).
Was the godfather of John Lahr, who was the son of Bert Lahr, one of his "Wizard of Oz" co-stars.
Son Jack Haley Jr. passed away in 2001.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6435 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Personal Quotes (5)

[When asked by co-presenter Ray Bolger at the 1979 Oscar awards why he got to announce the winner] Well, when your son produces the show, YOU can announce the winner!
A smart performer knows when to get off. It wasn't a wrench leaving movies. I don't believe there's no business like show business.
[on a The Wizard of Oz (1939) glitch, involving a 'Tin Man' who should appear rusty] For three days I worked in a shiny suit of tin, with a sparkling tin nose, a bright tin strap around my head, a glistening tin pot on my head, and a coat of brilliant tin paint on my face. I glittered no end - for three days!
[on Judy Garland] She was full of laughter. And pep. She didn't need pills, but the poor sucker got hooked on them. Not while she was on Oz. The pills started when she turned out pictures faster than Metro could make money on them.
[on The Wizard of Oz (1939)] It was awful. You couldn't have fun... I had to drag myself to work.

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