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Ray Bolger and Eleanor Powell

Before he was the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz (1939), Ray Bolger appeared in "Rosalie" with Eleanor Powell. Eleanor is seen kissing the cheek of Senator George L. Radcliffe of Maryland. Senator Radcliffe has a big grin on his face. notice the look on Ray Bolger's face - he doesn't look happy! But there are "lookieloos" on the building behind them (on the right, laughing and joking).

Both Eleanor Powell and Ray Bolger were singers and dancers. They were in Washington DC to entertain at one of President Roosevelt's "many" birthday parties.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Harris & Ewing, photographer
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Photo taken at US Capitol grounds Washington DC, District of Columbia USA on
Ray Bolger and Eleanor Powell

Raymond Wallace "Ray" Bolger

Mini-biography
Born: Jan 10, 1904
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Raymond Wallace "Ray" Bolger at 34 years old  ·  Eleanor Torrey Powell at 26 years old  ·  George L. Radcliffe