Ray Bolger

1904 - 1987

Ray Bolger

Raymond Wallace Bolger (January 10, 1904 – January 15, 1987) was an American film and television actor, vaudevillian, singer, dancer (particularly of tap) and stage performer (particularly musical theatre) who started in the silent film era. He was a major Broadway performer in the 1930s and beyond (see below). He is best known for his role as the Scarecrow and his Kansas counterpart farm worker "Hunk" in MGM's classic The Wizard of Oz (1939) and the villainous Barnaby in Walt Disney's holiday musical fantasy Babes in Toyland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Bolger has received more than 1,968,702 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,361st most popular actor.

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  • 23

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  • 1.78

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  • 4.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ray Bolger ranks 3,318 out of 8,832Before him are Mischa Auer, Jack Benny, Rosenda Monteros, Park Shin-hye, Kelly LeBrock, and Michael J. Pollard. After him are Jo Jung-suk, Molly Ringwald, Elena Anaya, Helen McCrory, Evelyn Nesbit, and Debora Caprioglio.

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Among people born in 1904, Ray Bolger ranks 187Before him are Shunryū Suzuki, Joel de Oliveira Monteiro, Rafael Méndez, Carlos Torre Repetto, Abraham Alikhanov, and Gregg Toland. After him are William Primrose, Henry Russell, Cecil Day-Lewis, Ladislav Ženíšek, Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici, and Chūhei Nambu. Among people deceased in 1987, Ray Bolger ranks 137Before him are Alf Landon, Jaroslav Bouček, Robert Preston, Paul Janes, Galo Plaza, and C. L. Moore. After him are Valentín Paz-Andrade, Ralph Nelson, Joseph Höffner, Igor Ilyinsky, Paul Butterfield, and Ivan Ivanov-Vano.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Bolger ranks 5,292 out of 12,171Before him are Jack Benny (1894), Henry Augustus Rowland (1848), David Ellefson (1964), Kelly LeBrock (1960), Michael J. Pollard (1939), and Letitia Christian Tyler (1790). After him are Joe Jonas (1989), Kevin Durant (1988), Eugene Burton Ely (1886), George Peabody (1795), Molly Ringwald (1968), and Evelyn Nesbit (1884).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ray Bolger ranks 1,615Before him are Marsha Mason (1942), Linda Cardellini (1975), Anne Revere (1903), Jack Benny (1894), Kelly LeBrock (1960), and Michael J. Pollard (1939). After him are Molly Ringwald (1968), Evelyn Nesbit (1884), Embeth Davidtz (1965), Hunter Tylo (1962), Margaret Colin (1958), and Kate Bosworth (1983).