Margaret Hamilton (December 9, 1902 â€“ May 16, 1985) was an American
film actress known for her portrayal of the Wicked Witch of the West in
the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. A former schoolteacher, she worked as a
character actor in films for seven years before she was offered the role that
defined her public image
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Margaret Pellegrini - "Sleepy Head" and "Flower Pot Lady"Donna Stewart - Hardway - "Child Munchkin"
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In 1931 he directed the gangster epic Little Caesar, launching Edward G.
Robinson into stardom. In 1938 he was chosen as head of production at MGM,
where he was responsible for the decision to make The Wizard of Oz. He was
responsible for discovering Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum and
Lana Turner. He was nominated in 1943 for Best Director for Random Harvest.
and also in 1940 as the producer of The Wizard of Oz. In addition, he received
an honorary Oscar in 1946 for The House I Live In, "for tolerance short
subject", and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1976.
Raymond Wallace "Ray" Bolger (January 10, 1904 â€“ January 15,
1987) was an American entertainer of stage and screen, best known
for his portrayal of the Scarecrow and Kansas farmworker Hunk in
the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz
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Mary William Ethelbert Appleton "Billie" Burke (August 7, 1884 â€“ May 14,
1970) was an American actress. She is primarily known to modern audiences as
Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the musical film The Wizard of Oz. She
was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Emily Kilbourne
in Merrily We Live.
Lois January (October 5, 1913 â€“ August 7, 2006) was an American actress who performed small roles in several B-movies during the
Born in McAllen, Texas as Laura Lois January, her first credited role was in 1933, in the film UM-PA. Her most famous role, however,
although she never achieved name recognition, is probably as the Emerald City manicurist in The Wizard of Oz who sings to Dorothy that
"we can make a dimpled smile out of a frown" and, later in the same film, as the woman holding a cat which causes Toto to jump out of
the hot air balloon just before it departs leaving Dorothy apparently stranded.
He appeared in Wizard of Oz in 1939 as a munchkin, and also as one of the Winged Monkeys. He later said he considered his role as a
munchkin to be the most important of all his roles on stage and film in his fifty year career. His other film roles were in movies including
Hellzapoppin', The Court Jester, Planet of the Apes, Papillon, a production of Swiss Family Robinson, Three Ring Circus, Hello, Dolly!, and
as a rotoscope reference actor in the 1978 animated film The Lord of the Rings.