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|Artist||Faded photographer's stamp appears to credit the photo to "Marcus Blechman"Publicity materials are presumed to have been distributed by the press-department representing the show's producers, Wiman & Rodgers in association with Richard Kollmar|
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|Desc||Publicity photo of American entertainer, Ray Bolger, circa 1942, promoting the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hart's musical comedy By Jupiter (originally titled "All's Fair").|
Ray Bolger is ...
|Born||10 January 1904 in Massachusetts|
|Died||15 January 1987 in Los Angeles|
|Cause||urinary bladder cancer|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United States of America|
|Manner of death||natural causes|
|Occupation||actor, singer, television actor, stage actor and film actor|
|Nominated for||Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical|
|Awards||Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical|
About Ray Bolger
Ray Bolger was a true Hollywood icon, known for his unique style of dance and his unforgettable performances on stage and screen. Born on January 10, 1904, in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Bolger began his career as a vaudeville performer before making his way to Broadway in the 1920s.
It was on Broadway that Bolger first gained fame, thanks to his starring role in the hit musical "On Your Toes." He went on to appear in a number of other successful productions, including "By Jupiter" and "Where's Charley?" But it was his role as the Scarecrow in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" that truly made him a household name.
Bolger's performance in "The Wizard of Oz" was unforgettable, thanks in large part to his unique style of dance. He famously performed the song "If I Only Had a Brain" while doing a series of acrobatic flips and cartwheels, a feat that has since become one of the most iconic moments in movie history.
Despite his success in Hollywood, Bolger never forgot his roots in vaudeville and Broadway. He continued to perform on stage throughout his career, and even won a Tony Award for his role in the musical "Where's Charley?" in 1949.
Bolger passed away in 1987, but his legacy lives on through his unforgettable performances and his influence on generations of performers. As Rolling Stone once wrote, "Ray Bolger was a true original, a performer whose talent and charisma continue to inspire and entertain audiences to this day."
- "Ray Bolger." IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0001959/.
- "Ray Bolger." Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 2 Apr. 2014, www.biography.com/actor/ray-bolger.
Bolger died of bladder cancer on January 15, 1987 in Los Angeles, five days after his 83rd birthday. He was interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City in the Mausoleum, Crypt F2, Block 35. He was survived by his wife of over 57 years, Gwendolyn Rickard. They had no children.
Films - which cast members have died?
Ray Bolger has been a part of these films.
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The Wizard of Oz
1939 movie based on the book by L. Frank Baum
The Great Ziegfeld
1936 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1982 American musical film
Babes in Toyland
1961 Walt Disney Christmas musical film
The Harvey Girls
1946 film by Robert Alton, George Sidney
1985 film by Jack Haley, Jr.
1937 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1966 film by Jules Bass
Just You and Me, Kid
1979 film by Leonard B. Stern
Look for the Silver Lining
1950 film by David Butler
April in Paris
1952 American film by David Butler
Peter and the Magic Egg
1983 film by Fred Wolf
1952 film by David Butler
Four Jacks and a Jill
1942 film by Jack Hively
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