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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 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."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
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