"Jack Wild, who earned an Oscar nomination as a teenager for his role as the Artful Dodger in the 1968 film 'Oliver!' died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, from cancer, his agent said Thursday. He was 53. Wild, right, also was known to a generation of children as the hero of 'H.R. Pufnstuf,' a psychedelic TV series about a boy stranded on a fantastical island with a talking flute, a friendly dragon and eerie, chatty trees. He is shown in 1969 with the show's co-star Monsieur Pufnstuf.(AP Photo/files)"