Ivy Parsons (m. ?–1949)
| Oscar Polk|
Oscar Polk, Jr.
| December 25, 1899 (1899-12-25) Marianna, Arkansas, U.S.|
January 4, 1949, New York City, New York, United States
Gone with the Wind, The Green Pastures, Cabin in the Sky, The Notorious Elinor Lee
Everett Brown, Butterfly McQueen, Carroll Nye, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Laura Hope Crews
Oscar Polk Wikipedia
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. His most memorable scene in that film comes when "Pork" discloses to Scarlett O'Hara, portrayed by Vivien Leigh, the back property taxes on Tara, are $300. He was married to Ivy V. Polk (née Ivy Parsons), who also had an uncredited role in Gone with the Wind. Together they had a son, Oscar Polk Jr.
On January 4, 1949, Oscar Polk was fatally struck by a taxi cab as he stepped off a curb in Times Square ten days after his 49th birthday. 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.
BroadwayThe Trial of Mary Dugan (1927)
Once in a Lifetime (1930)
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 creditsHorses Are Like That (1943)
Bigger Than Barnum (1946)
The Magnificent Heel (1946)