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Lord Malakite
03-02-2006, 06:38 PM
Jack Wild (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/02/AR2006030200900.html), who earned an Oscar nomination as a teenager for his role as the Artful Dodger in the 1968 film "Oliver!" and known to a generation of children as the hero Jimmy of "H.R. Pufnstuf," a psychedelic TV series about a boy stranded on a fantastical island with a talking flute, a friendly dragon and eerie, chatty trees died from cancer. He was 53.

Jargo
03-02-2006, 08:29 PM
Saw him interviewed in one of those 'where are they now' shows and he seemed like a decent sorta guy. Not the sort of guy I'd choose to hang with but decent enough. sure the cancer was because of his drinking and smoking but he didn't seem bitter about it. just accepted it as the price he paid for a life lived.

scruffziller
03-03-2006, 11:10 AM
Wasn't he in a number of afterschool specials?

DANG!!! That photo of him on the site, looks nothing like him!!! That cancer turned him into Yoko Ono!!!