Margaret Hamilton

Actress Margaret Hamilton

Profession: Actress

United States of America

Biography: Best known for her portrayal of the Wicked Witch of the West in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's classic film "The Wizard of Oz". The Wicked Witch of the West was eventually ranked No. 4 in the American Film Institute's 2003 list of the 50 Best Movie Villains of All Time, making her the top ranking female villain.

Born: December 9, 1902
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: May 16, 1985 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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Married Life

  • 1931-06-13 American actress Margaret Hamilton (28) weds landscape architect Paul Meserve

Historical Events

  • 1938-12-23 Margaret Hamilton's costume catches fire while filming "The Wizard of Oz"
  • 1939-08-15 "The Wizard of Oz", American musical fantasy film adaptation of L. Frank Baum's book, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood; directed by Victor Fleming and King Vidor with cast featuring Judy Garland (Dorothy), Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion), Frank Morgan (Wizard), Billie Burke (Glinda), and Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch); songs by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg
  • 1939-08-17 Musical film "The Wizard of Oz", starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, and Margaret Hamilton opens at Loews Capitol Theatre, NYC

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