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Victoria Horne Oakie


Actress Victoria Horne Oakie, widow of film comedian Jack Oakie, died Oct. 10 in Beverly Hills of natural causes. She was 91.

Oakie began her film career in 1944 and appeared in 46 films until retiring from the screen in 1953. She is best known for her roles in the James Stewart classic “Harvey,” “Blue Skies” and “Forever Amber.”

New York native also appeared in “Abbot and Costello Meet the Killer,” “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” and “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.”

After her husband’s death in 1978, Oakie established a lecture series in his name at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and wrote four books about their life together.

At her request, there will be no services.

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