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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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The pictures I made were called the bread and butter pictures of the studio. They cost nothing and made millions, and supported the prestige productions that cost millions and made nothing.
His first job was as a telephone clerk for a brokerage firm. The clerks let off steam by pelting each other with cream filled pies. Someone recognised his comic potential and asked him to appear in an annual show of the Cardiac Society for Wall Street executives. The director of the show, May Leslie, eventually persuaded Oakie to quit his job and become an actor. He was first on stage proper, in ...