Ray Bolger’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) January 10, 1904

Death Date January 15, 1987

Age of Death 83 years

Cause of Death Bladder Cancer

Profession Movie Actor

The movie actor Ray Bolger died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

He played the iconic Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. His second most well known appearance was in the 1936 film the Great Ziegfeld, where he played himself. 

He married Gwendolyn Rickard in 1929. His mother was Anne Wallace and his father was James Edward Bolger. They raised him in Massachusetts.



“I am dancing all the time. Every gesture, the body line of every pose, the way I get from place to place, the movement in the acting – none of it would be the way it is if I weren’t a dancer.” (Ray Bolger)

Ray Bolger Death Cause and Date

“I just play the little guy, except I play him through dance.” (Ray Bolger)

Ray Bolger Death Cause and Date

“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)

Ray Bolger Death Cause and Date