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Ray Bolger
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mendoza, Javier
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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That's Dancing! was a 1985 MGM documentary that chronicled the history of dancing in film. The film was hosted by Gene Kelly, Ray Bolger (his last film appearance before his death), Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Mikhail Baryshnikov.; 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 January 18, 1985 reads "In 'That's Dancing!' the world gets to see for the first time Ray Bolger's famous Scarecrow dance number--cut from the original 'Wizard of Oz." Bolger is pictured with his arms spread wide. Bolger's performance was one of the highlights of the film.
1 photographic print :b&w ;22 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Bolger, Ray"
Bolger, Ray
Dancers--United States
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Documentary films--United States
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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