14 Facts About Wally Boag


Wallace Vincent Boag was an American performer known for his starring role in Disney's long-running stage show the Golden Horseshoe Revue.


Wally Boag joined a professional dance team at age nine, later established his own dance school, and by the age of 19 had turned to comedy.


Wally Boag toured the world's stages in hotels, theaters and nightclubs.


In 1945, Wally Boag signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and appeared in films such as Without Love and Thrill of a Romance, in credited roles.


Wally Boag voiced Jose in "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room" and wrote much of the script for the attraction, participating in the development of "Haunted Mansion" in Disneyland.


Wally Boag voiced for Tigger when the featurette was aired but the role ultimately went to Paul Winchell.


Except for a cameo appearance in The Love Bug, Wally Boag did not appear in any more Disney films.

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In 1971, Wally Boag took his Pecos Bill character to the newly opened Walt Disney World and re-crafted the saloon show into a faster, funnier Diamond Horseshoe Revue.


In 1995, Wally Boag was inducted into the ranks of the Disney Legends and has his own window on Main Street in Disneyland above the Carnation Company.


Wally Boag lived in California with his wife, Ellen Morgan Wally Boag.


Wally Boag died on June 3,2011, in Santa Monica, California from Alzheimer's disease.


Wally Boag's autobiography, entitled Wally Boag, Clown Prince of Disneyland, was published in August 2009.


Wally Boag's performances have influenced many later performers and comedians, most notable of whom is Steve Martin, who studied Wally Boag's humor and timing while working at Disneyland as a teenager.


Wally Boag's performance appears on Week One of the Mickey Mouse Club DVD collection, and the soundtrack of the Golden Horseshoe Revue has been released on CD.