2 Disney Legends Die within days of eachother

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2 Disney Legends Die within days of eachother

Betty Taylor, who played Slue Foot Sue in Disney’s long-running Golden Horseshoe Revue, passed away Saturday – one day after the death of Wally Boag, who played her character’s sweetheart, Pecos Bill.

The 91-year-old Taylor died at her home in Washington state, Disneyland announced on its web site. Boag, who was 90, died Friday. He was a resident of Santa Monica, California.

The causes of death were not announced and attempts to contact relatives for comment were not immediately successful.


“Betty’s role as leading lady in Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Revue helped turn it into the longest-running stage show in entertainment history,” George Kalogridis, the president of Disneyland Resort, said in a statement. “It is a tragic coincidence that her passing comes just one day after the death of longtime co-star Wally Boag.”

Boag, a former vaudeville performer, signed a two-week contract with Walt Disney in 1955. He originated the role of Pecos Bill in the revue, taking the stage three times a day and logging nearly 40,000 performances before retiring in 1982.

Most of those shows were alongside Taylor, who joined the revue a year after Hoag. Her run on the show – which closed in 1986 – lasted nearly 45,000 performances.

The Golden Horseshoe Revue is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running stage production in show biz history.

2 Disney Legends Die within days of eachother

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