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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes. 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.; Eddie Arcaro and James Basil were prolific horse racing jockeys from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. Photograph caption dated February 19, 1952 reads "Jockey Basil James and Eddie Arcaro give the heave-ho to Ray Bolger, who wowed the crowd with his brilliant dancing." Bolger is lifted up from his legs by the other two men.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00106091 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 8393 CARL0005351707 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32235
Bolger, Ray Arcaro, Eddie,--1916-1997 James, Basil Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Dancers--United States Jockeys--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Group portraits Portrait photographs Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs