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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. Photograph caption dated February 25, 1958 reads "Ray Bolger, the famed dancer and actor, and his wife took off for London via SAS polar flight. He'll appear in two English television musicals and confer with film executives regarding appearing in motion picture." Bolger and his wife, Gwendolyn, are shown in front of a Scandavian Airlines plane.
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00106092 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 8393 CARL0005351708 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32228
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