Ray Bolger

American actor (1904–1987)

Raymond Wallace Bolger (January 10, 1904 – January 15, 1987) was an American singer, dancer, and actor. He was born in Boston. His theatrical career started in vaudeville. He appeared in Broadway shows. He went to Hollywood. He appeared in several movies. He played the Scarecrow in the 1939 MGM movie The Wizard of Oz. He married Gwen Rickard in 1929, but they didn't have children. Bolger died of bladder cancer in Los Angeles, California, five days after his 83rd birthday.[1]

Bolger in 1942

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  1. Glenn Fowler (January 16, 1987). "Ray Bolger, Scarecrow in 'Oz' Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-13.