Ray Bolger Movies List

Ray Bolger
Ray Bolger
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S
The Great Ziegfeld

Actor Ray Bolger Filmography

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That's Dancing!
That's Dancing! ( English )
Director: Jack Haley Jr.
Release Year: 1985
Just You and Me, Kid
Just You and Me, Kid ( English )
Artist: Brooke Shields , George Burns , Burl Ives , Ray Bolger , Lorraine Gary
Director: Leonard Stern
Music Director: Jack Elliott
Release date: 13-07-1979
That's Entertainment Collection
Release date: 21-06-1974
Babes in Toyland
Babes in Toyland ( English )
Artist: Annette Funicello , Ray Bolger , Tommy Sands , Ed Wynn , Bess Flowers
Music Director: George Bruns
Release date: 14-12-1961
April in Paris
April in Paris ( English )
Artist: Doris Day , Ray Bolger , Claude Dauphin , Eve Miller , George Givot
Director: David Butler
Release date: 24-12-1952
Look For The Silver Lining
Director: David Butler , Jean Baker
Music Director: David Buttolph
Release date: 30-07-1949
The Harvey Girls
The Harvey Girls ( English )
Director: George Sidney
Release date: 18-01-1946
Four Jacks and a Jill
Four Jacks and a Jill ( English )
Artist: Ray Bolger , Anne Shirley , June Havoc , Desi Arnaz , Jack Durant
Director: Florence Lake
Release date: 23-01-1943
Sunny ( English )
Artist: Anna Neagle , Ray Bolger , John Carroll , Edward Everett Horton , Grace Hartman
Director: Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 30-05-1941
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Ray Bolger Biography

Ray Bolger began his career in vaudeville. He was half of a team called "Sanford and Bolger" and also did numerous Broadway shows on his own. He, like Gene Kelly, was a song-and-dance man as well as an actor. He was signed to a contract with MGM in 1936 and his first role was as himself in The Great Ziegfeld (1936). This was soon followed by a role opposite Eleanor Powell in Rosalie (1937). His first dancing and singing role was in Sweethearts (1938), where he did the "wooden shoes" number with red-headed soprano/actress Jeanette MacDonald. This got him noticed by MGM producers and resulted in his being cast in his most famous role, that of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Surprisingly, even though the film was a success, Bolger's contract with MGM ended. He went to RKO to make Four Jacks and a Jill (1942). After this, Bolger went to Broadway, where he received his greatest satisfaction. In 1953 he turned to television and got his own sitcom, Where's Raymond? (1953), later changed to "The Ray Bolger Show". After his series ended, Bolger made frequent guest appearances on TV and had some small roles in movies. In 1985 he co-hosted That's Dancing! (1985) with Liza Minnelli. Bolger died in 1987 at the age of 83. Interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, USA, in the Mausoleum, Crypt F2, Block 35.

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