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2010-07-01 06:35:00

OBERLIN, Ohio, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jack Dawkins, the character known as The Artful Dodger in Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist," is deported to the United States, readers are left with no further information about his whereabouts or circumstance. In his fascinating new book, "The Further Adventures and Life of Jack Dawkins, also known as The Artful Dodger" (published by Trafford Publishing), Alan Montgomery brings the iconic character back to life in a tale chronicling what...

2008-10-06 15:00:23

By David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer The veteran musical "Oliver!" is packed with memorable songs and the national tour that's at Popejoy Hall today has toplevel performers from top to bottom who sing them. And the production presents with dramatic punch the dominant stories of the sympathetic orphan boy Oliver Twist, who's in search of love, and the villainous Fagin, who is in search of wealth through his pickpocket gang. Oliver is under the thumb of a series of odious Dickensian...

2008-07-01 00:09:50

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...

2006-03-02 06:34:58

LONDON (Reuters) - Actor Jack Wild, best known for playing the Artful Dodger as a teenager in the 1968 film "Oliver!," has died from cancer aged 53. Nominated for an Oscar for that role aged just 16, he went on to star in the U.S. television series "H.R. Pufnstuf" and in several films before his career began to derail, in part because of excessive drinking from an early age. "Jack died peacefully at midnight last night after a long battle with oral cancer," his agent Alex Jay said on...


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