He starred in only 4 movies prior to his stint as the Scarecrow in the now classic Wizard of Oz. However he had started years earlier in vaudville and moved to Broadway. Wizard would be his shot to stardom. He never garnered an Academy Award nomination, or even a Golden Globe, but his face and his dancing style would become legendary.
As a kid I loved the Scarecrow and even as a teen and later as an adult anytime I saw or heard ray Bolger on TV or in magazines I would be immeresed in it. There was no one else that could be the scarecrow. He was the scarecrow. His dancing, his acting and his screen presence in this movie was undeniably one of the best performances of the classic.