Television: Rubberlegs

An animated rag doll bounded onto the television screen, ogled the camera lens, wagged a pair of aileron ears at the audience and wrapped his rubber legs around the lilt of a song. Ray Bolger, the greatest U.S. comic dancer and a veteran of 30 years in show business, was back at work in TV—and just in time to inject some merriment into TV's procession of tired clowns. In a $1,500,000 musical potpourri called Washington Square, a sentimental paean to Manhattan's self-consciously picturesque Greenwich Village, Hoofer Bolger is making his second attempt (his first live series) to win on TV the...

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