Ray Bolger Net Worth

Ray Bolger Biography

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Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRay Bolger
DiedJanuary 15, 1987, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.79 m
ProfessionActor, Singer, Dancer
SpouseGwendolyn Bolger

Interesting Facts

1 Despite persistent web rumors, Ray was born Raymond Wallace Bolger, and the family's surname was never "Bulcao". His father, James Edward Bolger, was the son of Raymond Bolger and Maria Mahoney. His mother, Anne C. (Wallace), was the daughter of William Wallace and Joanna Hassett. All of his grandparents were of Irish origin.
2 Ray Bolger passed away five days after his 83rd birthday.
3 Inducted into the International Tap Dance Hall of Fame in 2015.
4 Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1980.
5 He was posthumously awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on January 10, 1998.
6 He was a member of the Good Shepherd Parish and the Catholic Motion Picture Guild in Beverly Hills, California.
7 Bolger was among those entertainers who opened Manhattan's famed Radio City Music Hall on December 27, 1932. After the management realized that the public's taste for vaudeville had waned, it cut back on the live entertainment and supplemented it with movies.
8 Made his first Broadway stage appearance in 1926.
9 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 115-116. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
10 Won Broadway's 1949 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Where's Charley?", a role he recreated in the film version, Where's Charley? (1952). He was also nominated in the same Tony Award category in 1962 for "All American".
11 Was the last surviving cast member of The Wizard of Oz (1939).
12 Following his death, he was interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
13 He was always closely identified with the Scarecrow. He once guest starred on the game show Password All-Stars (1961). When the word "Ray" came up, he said to his partner "Me!". His partner readily answered "Scarecrow!".
14 He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6788 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
15 Great-uncle of actor John Bolger.


1 His iconic role as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
2 His rubbery dancing style


1 [When asked how much money he made from the repeat showings of The Wizard of Oz (1939), he and his wife often responded] No residuals, just immortality.
2 [on playing the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (1939)] I knew that I was taking part in a strange kind of adventure.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6788 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television Awarded February 8, 1960 at 6834 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Special The Entertainer (1976)



Sunny 1941 Bunny Billings
Sweethearts 1938 Hans
The Girl of the Golden West 1938 Happy Moore (scenes deleted)
Rosalie 1937 Bill Delroy
The Great Ziegfeld 1936 Ray Bolger
The Berth Mark 1926 Short Banker
Diff'rent Strokes 1984 TV Series Clarence Markwell
Peter and the Magic Egg 1983 TV Movie Uncle Amos Egg (voice)
Fantasy Island 1978-1982 TV Series Gaylord Nelson / Spencer Randolph
Annie 1982 Sound Effects Man at Radio Station (uncredited)
Aloha Paradise 1981 TV Series Harry Carr
Heaven Only Knows 1979 TV Movie Simon
The Runner Stumbles 1979 Monsignor Nicholson
Just You and Me, Kid 1979 Tom
Battlestar Galactica 1979 TV Series Vector
Little House on the Prairie 1978-1979 TV Series Toby Noe
The Love Boat 1977-1979 TV Series Andy Hopkins / Horace McDonald
Three on a Date 1978 TV Movie Andrew
Baretta 1978 TV Series
Captains and the Kings 1976 TV Mini-Series R.J. Squibbs
The Entertainer 1976 TV Movie Billy Rice
The Partridge Family 1970-1972 TV Series Grandpa Fred Renfrew / Grandpa Walter Renfrew
Nanny and the Professor 1971 TV Series Uncle Horace
The Jean Arthur Show 1966 TV Series
The Daydreamer 1966 The Pieman
The Little Sweep 1962 TV Movie Storyteller
The Red Skelton Hour 1962 TV Series 'Mayor' Threadbare III
Babes in Toyland 1961 Barnaby
General Electric Theater 1958-1959 TV Series Stan Maylor / Alfred Boggs
Where's Raymond? 1953-1955 TV Series Ray Wallace / Raymond
April in Paris 1952 S. 'Sam' Winthrop Putnam
Where's Charley? 1952 Charley Wykeham
Look for the Silver Lining 1949 Jack Donahue
The Harvey Girls 1946 Chris Maule
Stage Door Canteen 1943 Ray Bolger
Forever and a Day 1943 Sentry (scenes deleted)
Four Jacks and a Jill 1942 Nifty Sullivan


Kirstie's Handmade Britain 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Prettier Than Ever: The Restoration of Oz 2005 Video documentary short performer: "The Merry Old Land of Oz" - uncredited
Hildegarde 2001 performer: "If I Only Had a Brain"
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows 2001 TV Mini-Series performer: "We're Off to See the Wizard" - uncredited
Quest for Camelot Sing-Alongs 1998 Video short performer: "We're Off To See The Wizard"
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary performer: "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", "If I Only Had a Brain", "We're Off to See the Wizard"
The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976 TV Special performer: "Hollywood Honors Its Own"
That's Entertainment! 1974 performer: "We're Off to See the Wizard" 1938, "If I Only Had the Nerve" 1938 - uncredited
The Partridge Family 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Daydreamer 1966 performer: "Who Can Tell"
Babes in Toyland 1961 performer: "We Won't Be Happy Till We Get It", "Castle in Spain"
The Bell Telephone Hour 1961 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sunday Showcase 1959 TV Series performer - 1 episode
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Where's Raymond? 1953-1954 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
April in Paris 1952 performer: "Life Is Such A Pleasure", "I Ask You" uncredited, "The Place You Hold in My Heart" uncredited, "I Know a Place" uncredited
Look for the Silver Lining 1949 performer: "Can't Yo' Heah Me Callin' Caroline", "Who?", "Ballroom Dance Medley", "Carolina in the Morning", "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", "Jingle Bells" - uncredited
The Harvey Girls 1946 performer: "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", "Swing Your Partner Round and Round" - uncredited
Stage Door Canteen 1943 performer: "The Girl I Love to Leave Behind" 1943
Four Jacks and a Jill 1942 performer: "I'm in Good Shape", "Karanina", "Boogie Woogie Conga", "Wherever You Go" - uncredited
Sunny 1941 performer: "Jack Tar and Sam Gob", "Ringmaster", "Who?"
The Wizard of Oz 1939 performer: "If I Only Had a Brain" 1939, "We're Off to See the Wizard" 1939, "We're Off To See The Wizard" 1939, "If I Only Had the Nerve/We're Off To See The Wizard" 1939, "The Merry Old Land of Oz" 1939, "If I Were King of the Forest" 1939 - uncredited
Sweethearts 1938 performer: "Wooden Shoes" 1938 - uncredited
Rosalie 1937 performer: "On, Brave Old Army Team" 1910, "Anchors Aweigh" 1906, "To Love or Not To Love" 1937 - uncredited
The Great Ziegfeld 1936 performer: "She's a Follies Girl" 1936 - uncredited


Jake and the Giants 2015 grateful acknowledgment


American Masters 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor
The Whimsical World of Oz 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself / The Scarecrow
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary Himself - Host
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score
The Making of 'The Wizard of Oz' 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Morning America 1979 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1979 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Himself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1977 TV Series Himself
Donny and Marie 1977 TV Series Himself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963-1976 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The 29th Annual Tony Awards 1975 TV Special Himself - Presenter
At Long Last Cole 1975 TV Movie Himself
Omnibus 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
Dinah's Place 1972 TV Series Himself
The Bob Hope Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Himself
Password All-Stars 1963-1967 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The Match Game 1965-1967 TV Series Himself - Team Captain
The Hollywood Palace 1965-1967 TV Series Himself - Host
The Dean Martin Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Bell Telephone Hour 1960-1966 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Singer / Dancer
The Judy Garland Show 1964 TV Series Himself
The Christophers 1963 TV Series Himself
I've Got a Secret 1961-1962 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself
The 16th Annual Tony Awards 1962 TV Special Himself - Host
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1961 TV Series Himself
What's My Line? 1956-1961 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest
The 15th Annual Tony Awards 1961 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Revlon Revue 1960 TV Series Himself
The 14th Annual Tony Awards 1960 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Celebrity Golf 1960 TV Series
Sunday Showcase 1959 TV Series Himself - Performer
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1958-1959 TV Series Himself
The All-Star Christmas Show 1958 TV Movie Himself
The Big Record 1958 TV Series Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1956-1958 TV Series Himself - Guest Host / Himself
Spectacular 1958 TV Series Himself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1958 TV Series Himself - Top of the Bill
Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour 1958 TV Series Himself
Social Security in Action 1958 TV Series Himself
Washington Square 1956-1957 TV Series Himself
The George Gobel Show 1957 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Plays Golf 1955 Short Himself
Max Liebman Presents: Big Time 1955 TV Movie Himself - Host
A Star Is Born World Premiere 1954 TV Short Himself
Texaco Star Theatre 1954 TV Series Himself - Host
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1952 TV Series Himself - Host
Houston Post Contest Winners Arrive in Los Angeles 1939 Short Himself
Electrical Power 1938 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Toys of Anti-Christ 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary The Scarecrow
A Star Is Born: Special Features 2010 Video
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series The Scarecrow
To Oz! The Making of a Classic 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond 2009 Video documentary Himself / Scarecrow
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics 2008 TV Movie documentary
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series The Scarecrow
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Hunk The Scarecrow (uncredited)
Biography 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Prettier Than Ever: The Restoration of Oz 2005 Video documentary short The Scarecrow (uncredited)
Because of the Wonderful Things It Does: The Legacy of Oz 2005 Video documentary short Hunk The Scarecrow
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz 2005 Video documentary The Scarecrow
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
Remembering 'Battlestar Galactica' 2004 Video documentary Vector (uncredited)
Omnibus 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
American Masters 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary Performer in Clip from 'The Harvey Girls' (uncredited)
Legends of the West 1992 Documentary Actor in 'The Harvey girls' (uncredited)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue 1985 Video short Barnaby
That's Entertainment! 1974 Clips from 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'The Harvey Girls'
The Hollywood Palace 1970 TV Series Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1969 TV Series Barnaby
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Himself
Ford Star Jubilee 1956 TV Series Hunk The Scarecrow
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series Himself - Dancer / Scarecrow
Make Mine Laughs 1949

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