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Ray Bolger and Allyn McLerie
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Ray Bolger was born Raymond Wallace Bulcao on January 10, 1904 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He was an actor, dancer, singer and comedian who started his career in vaudeville. His unique style of dancing, making his legs look "rubbery," was his trademark. He was noticed by studios and had roles in many films, including The Great Ziegfeld, The Harvey Girls, and Babes in Toyland. He is best known for his role as the scarecrow in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. In 1949 he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a leading actor in the musical Where's Charley? Later he starred in a short-lived television sitcom and made frequent guest appearances on other TV shows. He died on January 15, 1987.
Photograph caption dated April 24, 1951 reads "Ray Bolger, star of the show, has his co-star, lovely Allyn McLerie, adjust the curls on his wig. The dancing comedian kept the audience roaring with laughter." Bolger is sitting down looking up at McLerie. He is wearing a wig and a bonnet. The two were starring in a production of the musical "Where's Charley?"
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 8393
Bolger, Ray
McLerie, Allyn Ann,--1926-
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Dancers--United States
Wigs--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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