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    Default jack wild from hr pufnstuf dies

    i couldn't post his picture . but the cancer and alcohol
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    LONDON - Jack Wild, who earned an Oscar nomination as a teenager for his role as the Artful Dodger in the 1968 film "Oliver!" has died from cancer, his agent said Thursday. He was 53.

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    Wild died Wednesday, agent Alex Jay said. The actor was diagnosed with mouth cancer in 2000, and surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy had left him unable to speak.

    Born in Royton, northwest England, in 1952, Wild was spotted by a talent agent while playing soccer in a London park and later attended stage school.

    He appeared in the London stage production of "Oliver!" Lionel Bart's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist." Wild was cast in the film as cheeky pickpocket the Artful Dodger, a role that earned the 16-year-old an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor.

    Wild also was known to a generation of children as the hero 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. A feature film, "Pufnstuf," was released in 1970.

    He became a teen music idol, releasing three albums "The Jack Wild Album," "Everything's Coming up Roses" and "Beautiful World."

    But Wild struggled with alcoholism and his adult acting career was fitful, although he had a role in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" in 1991.

    The actor blamed his cancer on years of heavy drinking and smoking. "My lifestyle had made me a walking time bomb," he said last year.

    Wild is survived by his wife, Claire Harding.

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    How sad.

    I grew up with this guy and his "psychedelic" show. Poor Flute won't be the same. I remember watching Oliver in the theater way back when.

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    Who's next, Witchie-poo, Kling & Klang. Loved the show and all the Sid & Marty Kroft shows. Great childhood memories. R.I.P.

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    Remember Lidsville?? That was one weird show but I watched it since there was nothing else to watch. Course this was back when there were only 4 channels and playing outside. And yeah I know Jack Wild wasn't in Lidsville.

    This is sad b/c Jack Wild wasn't very old.
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    Yes, I do. Man, your making me feel old, girl. Oh, I am old, Damn. Yeah, I remember four channels too. I do want to get Pufnstuf on DVD for my daughter to watch. My other Fav was The Bannana Splits.

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    Tra-la-la.........................................J/K!!!

    Sorry for the oldness, seems unavoidable at this point and it SUCKS!!


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    Okay back at ya, One bannana, Two Bannana, Three bannana, Four. Damn, could never remember that next line. Tra-la-la-lalala-la. I think it's time for some Smoking Loon.

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    I know what you mean. That song is pretty catchy tho.

    I sure could use some liquid refreshment right about now too.

    Bummer.
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    The bummer is seeing Mr Wild's picture on Yahoo news. Now I really feel old. Died from cancer of the mouth. Sad, very sad. Poor Freddie. Time to crack open the Loon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc
    Remember Lidsville?? That was one weird show but I watched it since there was nothing else to watch. Course this was back when there were only 4 channels and playing outside. And yeah I know Jack Wild wasn't in Lidsville.

    This is sad b/c Jack Wild wasn't very old.
    Cancers a bitch! RIP Jack. I never missed an episode.

    As far as the TV, we only had 2 channels and PBS, and we didn't have the latest Play-Box 5000 either? Hell, even when we finally got "Pong", we didn't sit inside all day playing it. "You kids go outside and play!" is what we would have heard if we would have tried. And since the only TV in the house was in the living room, we couldn't just go into our rooms and play. Plus, they were a bitch to hook up, not plug and play like they are now.
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    I tried to look for a recent picture of him but couldn't find it. Maybe it's for the best tho cause I'd like to remember him as he was when I was a kid.
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