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 a comedian. He was signed to a contract with…more
Ray: I was hired as a comedian in my first show. I became a dancer in self-defense. I was doing a comedy monologue and didn't know how else to get off, so I danced off. I've been dancing ever since, but I'm still a comedian.
Ray Bolger: (at the funeral of Jack Haley, his co-star who played The Tin Man) How lonely it is going to be now on the Yellow Brick Road.