Legendary character actress, Margaret Hamilton, was born Margaret Brainard Hamilton on Dec 9, 1902 in Cleveland, OH. Hamilton appeared in over 120 film and television roles. Her best known films include The Wizard of Oz, in which she played the role for which she will always be remembered -- The Wicked Witch of the West -- one of the greatest screen villains of all time! Other notable roles include Granny Hester Frump on TV's The Addams Family, Margaret H. Witch on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- and Cora, The Maxwell House Lady!. Hamilton died at the age of 82 on May 16, 1985 in Salisbury, CT and was cremated and her ashes scattered over her property in Amenia NY.
Beaky-nosed, beady-eyed Margaret Hamilton was unforgettable as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. She remained very much a working actress into her late seventies, and in private life was an avid worker for charity. Died from a heart attack.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Hamilton was never nominated for an Academy Award.
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Miss Gulch: [stopping bicycle and getting off] Gale?
Uncle Henry Gale: Well, howdy, Miss Gulch.
Miss Gulch: [comes into the Gales' yard] I want to see you and your wife right away about Dorothy!
Uncle Henry Gale: Dorothy? Well, what has Dorothy done?
Miss Gulch: What she's done? I'm all but lame from the bite on my leg!
Uncle Henry Gale: Oh! You mean she bit you?
Miss Gulch: No, her dog!
Uncle Henry Gale: Oh, she bit her dog, eh?
[Uncle Henry tries to shut the gate, but it hits her on the backside]
Miss Gulch: [exasperated] No!
The Wicked Witch of the West: All in good time, my little pretty, all in good time.
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