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Title
Ray Bolger
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1955
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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 November 30, 1955 reads "Heads blood drive." The article partially reads "Screen and television star Ray Bolger today was appointed by the American National Red Cross to spearhead the group's intensified drive for added blood donors during the Christmas holiday period."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00134996
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d041_f27_i4
CARL0005598270
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/65017
Subject
Bolger, Ray
American Red Cross
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Dancers--United States
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Television actors and actresses--United States
Signs and signboards--California--San Fernando Valley
Gestures
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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