Jack Haley

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August 10, 1898 – June 6, 1979

I’m not going to say that Jack Haley wouldn’t have had a career if Buddy Ebsen didn’t almost die from a reaction to aluminum-based make-up…but he certainly wouldn’t have been AS famous.  Probably.  I don’t know.  Jack had a pretty decent career as a song-and-dance man/comedian.  He starred in such musicals as Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Poor Little Rich Girl.  But none of them came close to as big as his accidental role as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.  It’s true, though, he did replace TV’s Jed Clampett in the iconic role when Ebsen had a serious reaction to the metallic paint in the costume and make-up.  The rest is history.

Jack died of a heart attack in 1979 and is buried in the same cemetery as fellow Ozian, Ray Bolger.

Burial

Holy Cross Cemetery – Culver City, CA

Specific Location

The Grotto, L100, 2, 7 rows down from the Grotto on the main lawn section (3 rows below Bing and Bela.)

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