Ray Bolger


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(b Dorchester, Mass., 10 Jan. 1904; d Los Angeles, 15 Jan. 1987)

US dancer and actor. He appeared regularly in American films and television, as well as in revues and musicals, including Balanchine's ballet Slaughter on Tenth Avenue from the 1936 musical On Your Toes. His first Broadway appearance was in The Passing Show of 1926 and he won a Tony Award for his appearance in Where's Charley? (1948), which featured choreography by Balanchine. His most famous role was the Scarecrow in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

Subjects: Theatre — Music.

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