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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. Pictured is actor Ray Bolger with an unidentified man, at a luncheon for the Valley Committee for Employment of the Handicapped at the Colonial House, 4810 Whitsett Avenue in North Hollywood. Photograph dated June 13, 1963.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
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Bolger, Ray Valley Colonial House Restaurant (Los Angeles, Calif.) Men--California--Los Angeles Dancers--United States Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Television actors and actresses--United States Restaurants--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles) North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs