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Ray Bolger, c. 1942

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Ray Bolger (born Raymond Wallace Bulcao; January 10, 1904 – January 15, 1987) was an American entertainer of vaudeville, stage (particularly musical theatre) and actor, singer and dancer best known for his portrayal of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.

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  • Born: Raymond Wallace Bulcao January 10, 1904 Dorchester, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Died: January 15, 1987 (aged 83) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Bladder cancer
  • Resting place: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City
  • Occupation: Actor, singer, dancer
  • Years active: 1922–1985
  • Known for: Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz
  • Spouse(s): Gwendolyn Rickard (m. 1929–1987; his death)

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