July 1, 2008

Whatever Happened to the Stars of Oliver!

Ron Moody: After playing Fagin in the 1968 film, he was offered the role of Doctor Who but he turned it down. Now 84, he has carried on acting into his old age. In 2003 he played Edwin Caldecott, an old nemesis of Jim Branning in EastEnders.

Jack Wild: The former teen idol earned an Oscar nomination for his role as the Artful Dodger. But he died of mouth cancer in March 2006 at the age of 53.

Oliver Reed: A major film star in the 1960s and 1970s Reed, pictured, played Bill Sykes in Oliver! He died of a sudden heart attack during a break from filming Gladiator in 1999. He was 61 years old.

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