Ray Bolger

1904 - 1987

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Raymond Wallace Bolger (; January 10, 1904 – January 15, 1987) was an American actor, dancer, singer, vaudevillian, and stage performer (particularly musical theater) who started his movie career in the silent-film era. Bolger was a major Broadway performer in the 1930s and beyond. He is best known for his roles in The Wizard of Oz (1939) as the Scarecrow and in Walt Disney's holiday musical fantasy Babes in Toyland in 1961 as the villainous Barnaby. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Bolger has received more than 3,588,838 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Ray Bolger is the 3,686th most popular actor (down from 3,417th in 2019), the 5,513th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,288th in 2019) and the 1,662nd most popular American Actor.

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  • 49.82

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  • 27

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  • 1.84

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  • 4.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Ray Bolger ranks 3,686 out of 13,578Before him are John Larroquette, Dorian Gray, Priyanka Chopra, Ronald Lacey, Yannick Bisson, and Diahnne Abbott. After him are Gabrielle Carteris, Richard Jaeckel, Geoff Pierson, Suzy Amis Cameron, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, and Raoul Trujillo.

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Among people born in 1904, Ray Bolger ranks 212Before him are J. R. D. Tata, Jimmy McGrory, Joseph Asajiro Satowaki, Hans Furler, Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, and Anton Yugov. After him are Semyon Ignatyev, Tita Merello, Josef Pieper, Dick Powell, Nnamdi Azikiwe, and Yves Giraud-Cabantous. Among people deceased in 1987, Ray Bolger ranks 148Before him are Woody Herman, James Coco, Ethel Catherwood, Conny Plank, Vicente Calderón, and Ajita Wilson. After him are J. Lawton Collins, Antonio Sastre, Paul Butterfield, Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Princess Pilar of Bavaria, and Madeleine Carroll.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Bolger ranks 5,513 out of 20,380Before him are Holcombe Ward (1878), Earle Meadows (1913), Charles Dvorak (1878), Anna Louise Strong (1885), Diahnne Abbott (1945), and Edward Gibson (1936). After him are Gabrielle Carteris (1961), Richard Jaeckel (1926), Ida Saxton McKinley (1847), Geoff Pierson (1949), Suzy Amis Cameron (1962), and Helen Jacobs (1908).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ray Bolger ranks 1,662Before him are Clarence Gilyard (1955), Vincent Gallo (1961), Adam Brody (1979), Amy Brenneman (1964), John Larroquette (1947), and Diahnne Abbott (1945). After him are Gabrielle Carteris (1961), Richard Jaeckel (1926), Geoff Pierson (1949), Suzy Amis Cameron (1962), Raoul Trujillo (1955), and Paget Brewster (1969).

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