Profile of Jack Haley

Jack Haley in 1938s Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Jack Haley was an American actor notable for his role as the Tin Man in the film adaptation of the fantasy novel The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum. Aside from being a comedian and actor, Haley was also a vaudevillian, radio host, dancer, and singer. Early Life and Career … Read more

Ray Bolger Had a Brain, as Well as a Brilliant Career

Ray Bolger had a brain, as well as a brilliant career

Raymond Wallace “Ray” Bolger was an American entertainer of stage and screen who, like virtually every other member of the cast of The Wizard of Oz, is best known for his work in that film. In Ray’s case, for his portrayal of the Scarecrow and Kansas farmworker Hunk. Ray, like Jack Haley, … Read more

Jack Haley Who Portrayed the Tin Man Lived a Heartfelt Life

Jack Haley who portrayed the Tin Man lived a heartfelt life

Regardless of how many films the cast members of The Wizard of Oz were in, they’re most often best remembered from their roles in this glorious film. And John Joseph “Jack” Haley who played both the Tin Man and the Kansas farmworker, Hickory, is no exception. Long before being cast as the … Read more

No, You’re Not Seeing Double or Triple or More

No, you’re not seeing double or triple or more

The Wizard of Oz was and still is a wonder to behold. Great story, effects, costumes, sets, and actors. Everyone adores the singular sensation, Judy Garland, in her lead role as Dorothy. But how many filmgoers remember that a number of the actors in The Wizard of Oz played more than one … Read more