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Wally Boag dies at 90; gave more than 40,000 performances at Disneyland
Wally Boag dies at 90; gave more than 40,000 performances at Disneyland

When he auditioned for a starring role in Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue before the Anaheim theme park opened in 1955, comedian Wally Boag thought he was trying out for just another two-week booking. It was anything but. By the time he retired from the western stage show in 1982 after nearly 27 years of doing five shows a day, five days a week, Boag had done more than 40,000 performances, earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records and inspired a young Steve Martin with his wholesomely cornball humor, goofy antics and signature balloon animals. Boag, who was handpicked for the Frontierland attraction by Walt Disney himself, died Friday of complications from...

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