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 Vivien Oakland

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Vivien Oakland Famous memorial

Birth
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death
1 Aug 1958 (aged 63)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Vaultage
Memorial ID
9109805 View Source

Actress. Born Vivian Ruth Anderson to Norwegian immigrant parents, she started out in vaudeville as a child and made her screen debut in "Destiny: Or, The Soul of a Woman" (1915). She married actor John T. Murray in 1917 and divided her time between movies and Broadway appearances until 1928, when she settled in Hollywood. The vivacious, platinum-blonde Oakland had a penchant for comedy and during the 1930s she was a fixture on the Hal Roach lot, appearing in several shorts opposite Laurel & Hardy and "slow burn" funnyman Edgar Kennedy. Stan and Ollie fans remember her best for her playfully racy drunk scene with them in "Scram!" (1932). Her 140 other credits include "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1927), "Way Out West" (1937), "Island of Lost Men" (1939), "A Chump at Oxford" (1940), "Sister Kenny" (1946), and "Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman" (1947); her last was a Leon Errol short, "Punchy Pancho" (1951). After Murray's death in 1957 Oakland was employed as a saleswoman in a toy store. She died of cancer at the Motion Picture Country Home.

Actress. Born Vivian Ruth Anderson to Norwegian immigrant parents, she started out in vaudeville as a child and made her screen debut in "Destiny: Or, The Soul of a Woman" (1915). She married actor John T. Murray in 1917 and divided her time between movies and Broadway appearances until 1928, when she settled in Hollywood. The vivacious, platinum-blonde Oakland had a penchant for comedy and during the 1930s she was a fixture on the Hal Roach lot, appearing in several shorts opposite Laurel & Hardy and "slow burn" funnyman Edgar Kennedy. Stan and Ollie fans remember her best for her playfully racy drunk scene with them in "Scram!" (1932). Her 140 other credits include "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1927), "Way Out West" (1937), "Island of Lost Men" (1939), "A Chump at Oxford" (1940), "Sister Kenny" (1946), and "Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman" (1947); her last was a Leon Errol short, "Punchy Pancho" (1951). After Murray's death in 1957 Oakland was employed as a saleswoman in a toy store. She died of cancer at the Motion Picture Country Home.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 16 Jul 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 9109805
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9109805/vivien-oakland: accessed ), memorial page for Vivien Oakland (20 May 1895–1 Aug 1958), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9109805, citing Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.