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Ray Bolger Overview:

Legendary actor, Ray Bolger, was born Raymond Wallace Bulcao on Jan 10, 1904 in Dorchester, MA. Bolger died at the age of 83 on Jan 15, 1987 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA.

MINI BIO:

Song and Dance Man, Ray Bolger, started out as a vaudeville dancer in the 1920s, moving on to starring Broadway roles in the 1930s, then signing a film contract with MGM in 1936. Although Bolger appeared in over 30 film and TV roles, he is undoubtedly best remembered (and quite beloved) for his role as The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz!

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television. Bolger was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

Classic Movie Travels:

By Annette Bochenek on Oct 2, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Classic Movie Travels:  Actor, vaudevillian, TV presenter, singer, and dancer, . For nearly a century, audiences all over the world have fallen in love with ’s portrayal of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Beyond this iconic role, Bolger had a strong career in ... Read full article


Happy Birthday! To Actors: Paul Henreid, and Sal Mineo, born on January 10th (2)

By C. S. Williams on Jan 10, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Paul Henreid Paul Henreid found his claim to fame rooted in his performances in films from 1939 through 1945, wherein he appeared in some of the best movies of that era, with Goodbye Mr. Chips, 1939, Joan of Paris, 1942 and Casablanca, 1942, those being his best and each becoming true classic films ... Read full article


Happy Birthday! To Actors: Paul Henreid, and Sal Mineo, born on January 10th

By C. S. Williams on Jan 10, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Paul Henreid Paul Henreid found his claim to fame rooted in his performances in films from 1939 through 1945, wherein he appeared in some of the best movies of that era, with Goodbye Mr. Chips, 1939, Joan of Paris, 1942 and Casablanca, 1942, those being his best and each becoming true classic films ... Read full article


Happy Birthday! To Actors: Paul Henreid, and Sal Mineo, born on January 10th

By C. S. Williams on Jan 10, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Paul Henreid Paul Henreid found his claim to fame rooted in his performances in films from 1939 through 1945, wherein he appeared in some of the best movies of that era, with Goodbye Mr. Chips, 1939, Joan of Paris, 1942 and Casablanca, 1942, those being his best and each becoming true classic films ... Read full article


Mini Tribute:

By Annmarie Gatti on Jan 10, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born January 10, 1904 Song-and-Dance Man ! started out as a vaudeville dancer in the 1920s, moving on to starring Broadway roles in the 1930s, then signing a film contract with MGM in 1936. Although Bolger appeared in over 30 film and TV roles, he is undoubtedly best remembered ... Read full article


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Ray Bolger Quotes:

Scarecrow: I haven't got a brain... only straw.
Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
Scarecrow: I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?


S. Winthrop Putnam: Do you know what my title is? Assistant Secretary to the Assistant to the Undersecretary of State. It's taken me ten years to get this far. If this falls through I'll be right back where I started: Assistant Assistant Secretary to the Assistant to the Undersecretary of State.


Hunk: Now look here, Dorothy, you ain't using your head about Miss Gulch. You'd think you didn't have any brains at all.
Dorothy: I have so got brains.
Hunk: Well, why don't you use them? When you come home, don't go by Miss Gulch's place. Then Toto won't get in her garden, and you won't get in no trouble. See?
Dorothy: Oh Hunk, you just won't listen, that's all.
Hunk: Well, your head ain't made of straw, you know.


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Ray Bolger Facts
Won Broadway's 1949 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Where's Charley?," a part he recreated in the film version, Where's Charley? (1952). He was also nominated in the same Tony category in 1962 for "All American.".

Made his first Broadway stage appearance in 1926.

Won the 1948-49 Tony Award, as well as two Donaldson Awards. In 1980, he was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame.

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