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Oscar Polk (1899–1949)

Oscar Polk was born on December 25, 1899 in Marianna, Arkansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), The Green Pastures (1936) and Cabin in the Sky (1943). He was married to Ivy Parsons. He died on January 4, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Pork - House Servant
(1939)
The Green Pastures
(1936)
Cabin in the Sky
Cabin in the Sky The Deacon / Fleetfoot
(1943)
Reap the Wild Wind
Reap the Wild Wind Salt Meat
(1942)

Filmography

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 1943 Cabin in the Sky
The Deacon / Fleetfoot
 1942 White Cargo
Umeela
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Salt Meat
 1941 Birth of the Blues
Man in Jail (uncredited)
 1940 The Notorious Elinor Lee
Blakely (as O.W. Polk)
 1939 Big Town Czar
Arthur, Harlem Numbers Man (uncredited)
 1938 Out of the Inkwell (Short)
Janitor (uncredited)
 1937 Underworld
Sam Brown
 1935 It's a Great Life
Lazy Bones
 1933 World's Champ (Short)
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 1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Cast Member in 'Gone with the Wind'

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Played character Horace on the New York-based CBS radio serial "Big Sister", circa 1938-1941. His brother Olvester Polk filled in for him while he appeared in "Gone with the Wind" and "Reap the Wild Wind". See more »

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Alternate Names:

O.W. Polk
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In January 1949, Polk was fatally injured after being hit by a taxicab as he stepped off a curb in New York's Time Square. Just prior to his death, he was scheduled to appear in a major role in the play "Leading Lady.". See more »

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