Jack Wild

Jack Wild, who won acclaim as the Artful Dodger in the 1968 film version of the 1960 Lionel Bart musical Oliver! , died late March 1, 2006, BBC News reported. The former child star was 53 and had been battling mouth cancer since 2000. In the movie of the musical adaptation of the Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” Mr. Wild sang the numbers “Consider Yourself” and “I’d Do Anything” as the charming, devilish Artful Dodger, one of underground crime lord Fagin’s thieving ragamuffins. He was nominated for an Oscar for his work. (David Jones, soon to become a member of the singing group The Monkees, played the part on Broadway.)

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  • Born: Sep 30, 1952
  • Death: Mar 1, 2006