DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Jack Haley (aged 80)
American stage, radio and film actor
John Joseph Haley Jr. (August 10, 1898 – June 6, 1979) was an American vaudevillian, actor, comedian, radio host, singer and dancer, best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man and his farmhand counterpart “Hickory” in the classic 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz.
DEATH: On June 6, 1979, Haley died of a heart attack at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California at the age of 80. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California.