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Ray Bolger
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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 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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 8393
Bolger, Ray
Bolger, Ray--Family
Scandinavian Airlines System
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Dancers--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Couples--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Air travel--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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