Jack Wild’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 30, 1952

Death Date

March 1, 2006

Age of Death

53 years

Cause of Death

Oral Cancer


Movie Actor

The movie actor Jack Wild died at the age of 53. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Child actor who earned an Oscar nomination for supporting performance in the 1968 musical film Oliver! His portrayal of The Artful Dodger earned him an Academy Award nomination for Most Promising Newcomer.

He grew up with his older brother, Arthur. He married his second wife, Claire Harding, one year before his death.



“I guess I’ll go to my grave as the Dodger, but at least I’ve made my mark on show-business history.” (Jack Wild)


“I look at what I’ve gone through in my career and I really shouldn’t be talking to you now. I should be dead ten times over.” (Jack Wild)


“I’m thought of as a celebrity. Everything I’ve ever done… has been for children. As long as I was working constantly, that was fine, because, although I don’t have any children, I do relate better to them than adults.” (Jack Wild)


“There is no buzz like performing for a live audience.” (Jack Wild)


“Until I was diagnosed with mouth cancer, I’d never heard of it.” (Jack Wild)