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Full Name  Victoria Horne
Role  Character actress
Other names  Victoria Horne Oakie
Spouse  Jack Oakie (m. 1950–1978)
Years active  1944 - 1959
Nephews  Jackie Cooper Jr.
Name  Victoria Horne

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Born  November 1, 1911 (1911-11-01) New York City, New York, USA
Resting place  Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Died  October 10, 2003, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Siblings  James Horne Jr., June Horne
Movies  Harvey, The Ghost and Mrs Muir, The Scarlet Claw, Secret Agent X‑9, Cuckoo on a Choo Choo
Similar People  Jack Oakie, James W Horne, Henry Koster, Cleo Ridgely, Lewis D Collins

Victoria Horne (November 1, 1911 – October 10, 2003) was an American character actress, appearing in 49 films (uncredited in 25 of these) during the 1940s and 1950s.

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Early years

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Horne was born in New York City, New York on November 1, 1911 to Ignatz Hornstein (who emigrated from Braila, Romania) and Mary Louise Schoenwetter Hornstein. She was the second of four children. The family named was changed to Horne when she was a child.

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She was a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Career

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The films in which she appeared included Blue Skies, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff. Perhaps her best-known film roles were as Myrtle Mae Simmons in the 1950 film adaptation of Mary Chase's play Harvey, as Roberta in the 1952 Three Stooges short subject Cuckoo on a Choo Choo, and as Nabura, a villainous Japanese agent in the 1945 serial Secret Agent X-9.

Personal

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She married actor Jack Oakie in 1950 and remained with him until his death on January 23, 1978. After his death, she arranged the posthumous publication of her late husband's book, Jack Oakie's Double Takes and also published a number of other books about him.

Victoria and Jack Oakie lived their entire married life at "Oakridge", their 11-acre (45,000 m2) estate at 18650 Devonshire Street (just west of Reseda Boulevard) in Northridge, Los Angeles, California. Victoria Oakie continued to live there after her husband's death and bequeathed the estate to the University of Southern California. After two failed attempts to develop the property, Oakridge was acquired by the City of Los Angeles. The city plans to use the property as a park and community event center. Oakridge was originally commissioned by Barbara Stanwyck and designed by Paul Williams, and is considered to be one of the last remnants of the large Northridge estates famed for thoroughbred breeding. The house and grounds are Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #484.

Death

Horne died on October 10, 2003, in a retirement home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 91.

Legacy

The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation underwrites "lectures on comedy and scholarships for deserving film and theater students at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country." An official of Syracuse University said that money provided by the foundation "was a godsend" in helping the university establish its semester-in-Los-Angeles program.

Partial filmography

  • San Diego, I Love You (1944)
  • The Scarlet Claw (1944)
  • Secret Agent X-9 (1945 serial)
  • The Scarlet Horseman (1946)
  • To Each His Own (1946)
  • Blue Skies (1946)
  • Suddenly, It's Spring (1947)
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)
  • Mary Ryan, Detective (1949)
  • The Life of Riley (1949)
  • The Good Humor Man (1950)
  • Harvey (1950)
  • Cuban Fireball (1951)
  • Cuckoo on a Choo Choo (1952 short)
  • Affair with a Stranger (1953)
  • References

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