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Margaret Hamilton –

Hamilton in The Wizard Of Oz.
About Margaret Hamilton (1902 – 1985)
Margaret Hamilton was born on December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio. Hamilton passed away on May 16, 1985 in Salisbury, Connecticut from a heart attack.

Margaret Hamilton's nickname was Maggie.

She was also known for often signed her autographs with the notation of "WWW" (Wicked Witch of the West). It is ironic that Margaret's performance in The Wizard Of Oz (1939) was so scary to children, because her first job was as a kindergarten teacher. She loved and doted on children all her life. Hamilton gave her most noted recollection of her role in The Wizard Of Oz by writing the preface to the book The Making of The Wizard of Oz by Aljean Harmetz. Margaret's Wicked Witch of the West was ranked the #4 villain on the American Film Institute's "100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains."

In 1974 Hamilton also provided the voice of Aunt Em in the animated Journey Back To Oz. Margaret enjoyed a lengthy show-business career that included Broadway, summer stock, community theater, radio, and TV in addition to her dozens of movie appearances.

In later years Margaret was a familiar face on TV as "Cora," promoting Maxwell House coffee in a long-running series of commercials. Hamilton nearly quit The Wizard Of Oz after a December 1938 accident in which she was severely burned during the appearing/disappearing scene in Munchkinland. She was off the film for more than a month.

Margaret Hamilton's notable movie credits include...

Journey Back To Oz (1974)
The Anderson Tapes (1971)
Angel In My Pocket (1969)
13 Ghosts (1960)
People Will Talk (1951)
Driftwood (1947)
The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
You Only Live Once (1937)
There's Always Tomorrow (1934)


Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard Of Oz.



Margaret Hamilton in My Little Chickadee (1940).



Margaret Hamilton in 13 Ghosts (1960).