Wednesday, March 15, 2006

JACK WILD, 1952-2006

Jack Wild, the former child actor who portrayed the Charles Dickens character Artful Dodger in the 1968 film Oliver for which he was nominated an Academy Award, passed away a few days ago of mouth cancer. He was 53.

I first saw this film when I was 7 years old during a visit to Bukidnon. Mom's copy, an original Betamax tape ordered from the U.S., is still with us.

1 comment:

duke said...

oh yea, i remember him. so what happened to Oliver? is he still alive?