Ray Bolger Signed by MGM in 1936 Bolger was given a $3,000 per week contract and was expected to take whatever part was assigned him. But he balked when he was cast as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz. He convinced the film's Scarecrow, Buddy Ebsen, to switch parts with him... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001961/
Roseland, sometimes called "The World's Greatest Ballroom." The story of ballroom dancing and entertainment has happened here for eight decades. It has echoed with some of the greatest concerts, entertainers and events of our time. Dancers such as Arthur Murray, Joan Crawford, Ray Bolger and Fred Astaire have graced our stage and entertainers from Ozzie Nelson to The Rolling Stones and Madonna have played here.