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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 Reap the Wild Wind (1942). 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
The Green Pastures
Reap the Wild Wind
Reap the Wild Wind Salt Meat
Cabin in the Sky
Cabin in the Sky The Deacon / Fleetfoot


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 1943 Cabin in the Sky
The Deacon / Fleetfoot
 1942 White Cargo
 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 Gone with the Wind
Pork - House Servant
 1939 Big Town Czar
Arthur, Harlem Numbers Man (uncredited)
 1938 Out of the Inkwell (Short)
Janitor (uncredited)
 1937 Underworld
Sam Brown
 1936 The Green Pastures
 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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Stage Play: Once in a Lifetime. Comedy. Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Stage Manager: Robert B. Sinclair [earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by George S. Kaufman. Music Box Theatre: 24 Sep 1930- Sep 1931 (unknown closing date/406 performances). Cast: Frances E. Brandt (as "Mrs. Walker"), Jane Buchanan (as "A Voice Pupil"), ... See more »

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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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