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Oscar Polk

Oscar Polk
Portrait of Oscar Polk by Carl Van Vechten,
Jan. 24, 1937
Personal information
Birth dateDecember 25, 1899
Place of birthMarianna, Arkansas, U.S.
Date of deathJanuary 4, 1949(age 49)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1927 1946

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Oscar Polk (December 25, 1899 January 4, 1949) was an American actor, best known for his portrayal as the servant "Pork" in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind. On January 4, 1949, he was fatally struck by a taxi cab as he stepped off a curb in Times Square. At the time of his death he was scheduled to have a major role in the play Leading Lady, and he was replaced by Ossie Davis. He is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Long Island, New York.

His Broadway credits include:

*The Trial of Mary Dugan (1927)

*Both Your Houses (1933)

*The Green Pastures (1935)

*You Can't Take It With You (1936)

*Swingin' The Dream (1939), a swing music adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

*Sunny River (1942)

* The Walking Gentleman (1942)

*Dark Eyes (1943)

Other stage credits:

* Horses Are Like That (1943)

* Bigger Than Barnum (1946)

* The Magnificent Heel (1946)

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