"How lonely it is going to be now on The Yellow Brick Road." --Ray Bolger
Good Mourning Widows. Joy to you and me. And Happy Holidays, too!
Today we honor famous widow Gwendolyn Rickard Bolger wife of famous actor/dancer and star of The Wizard of Oz Ray Bolger.
Gwendolyn was a member of the club nobody wants to join 10 years. She died in 1997.
Known as Gwendolyn Rickard, she was an aspiring song writer when she met and fell in love with Ray Bolger. She recognized immediately that he would be famous and sacrificed her own career to shape Ray's. They were married 57 years.
Upon her death, Gwendolyn left a $2.5 million gift to UCLA establishing a musical theatre trust in her's and Ray's names.
After we remember Him, finger hug your pen.
I dare you.
Q: How do you stop a charging elephant?
A: Take away his credit cards.
Have a joy-filled day Widows. And remember, we're not alone.