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L. Frank Baum (1856–1919)

L. Frank Baum became a success with his 1883 production of "The Maid of Arran" in 1882. He was a dreamer, had a printing press and an amateur newspaper, "The Rose Lawn Home Journal" and published a coin and stamp collecting guide. He failed at almost everything through poor business sense. He had been an actor, though only successfully in "The ... See full bio »

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The Wizard of Oz
(1939)
Return to Oz
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(1985)
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(1978)

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 2015/I The Land of Oz (novel and characters) (announced)
  L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz") (post-production)
  Yellow Brick Road (characters) (announced)
  Emerald City (TV Series) (based on the series of books by - 8 episodes, 2017) (characters created by - 2 episodes, 2017)
- No Place Like Home (2017) ... (characters created by)
- The Villain That's Become (2017) ... (based on the series of books by)
- Lions in Winter (2017) ... (based on the series of books by)
- They Came First (2017) ... (based on the series of books by)
- Beautiful Wickedness (2017) ... (based on the series of books by)
 2016 Lost in Oz (TV Series) (based on the books by - 1 episode)
- Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure (2016) ... (based on the books by)
 2016/IV The Woodsman
 2016 Back to OZ (Short) (novel)
 2015/II The Land of Oz (Short) (story)
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful ("Oz" works)
 2011 The Witches of Oz (TV Mini-Series) (characters - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (characters)
 2011 After the Wizard (based on characters created by)
 2009 The Patchwork Girl of Oz (TV Movie) (novel)
 2009 The Tin Woodman of Oz (Video) (story)
 2007 Tin Man (TV Mini-Series) (based on the novel by - 3 episodes)
- Tin Man (2007) ... (based on the novel by)
- Search for the Emerald (2007) ... (based on the novel by)
- Into the Storm (2007) ... (based on the novel by)
 2006 Apocalypse Oz (Short) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Movie) (novel "The Wizard of Oz")
  Priklyucheniya v Izumrudnom Gorode (TV Series) (novel "The Marvelous Land of Oz" - 1 episode, 2000) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" - 1 episode, 1999)
- Printsessa Ozma (2000) ... (novel "The Marvelous Land of Oz")
- Serebryanye tufelki (1999) ... (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 2000 The Land of Oz (TV Movie) (novel "The Emerald City of Oz")
 2000 Twister: A Musical Catastrophe (Video) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 2000 The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (Video) (novel)
 2000 Lion of Oz (novels - uncredited)
 1999 Adventures in Oz (Video) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1999 The Silicon Sands of Oz (Video Game) (books)
 1999 The Wicked Witch Project (Short) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1997 Charles Santore Illustrates The Wizard of Oz (Video short documentary) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1997 Journey Beneath the Sea (Video) (novel "The Sea Fairies; Oz stories")
 1997 The Monkey Prince (Video) (stories)
 1997 The Return of Mombi (Video) (stories)
 1997 Underground Adventure (Video) (novel "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz")
 1996 Christmas in Oz (Video short) (stories)
 1996 The Plan Is Divine, the Gifts Are Awesome (Video short) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1996 Who Stole Santa? (Video) (stories - novel "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus")
 1996 Yellow Brick Road (Video Game) (Oz books)
 1996 The Nome Prince and the Magic Belt (Video) (novels "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", "The Marvelous Land of Oz", "Ozma of Oz", "The Emerald City of Oz" and "The Patchwork Girl of Oz")
 1996 Toto Lost in New York (Video) (stories)
 1996 Virtual Oz (Video) (stories)
 1996 The Wizard of Oz on Ice (TV Movie) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" - uncredited)
 1995 The Wizard of Emerald City (TV Movie) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1995 The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True (TV Movie documentary) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1994 Hakosem! (Video) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1994 Oz (Video) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1994 Ozzu (Video) (stories)
 1994 Shounen Santa no daibôken (TV Mini-Series) (novel "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus")
 1994 The Magic Book of Oz (Video short) (stories)
 1994 In Search of Oz (TV Movie documentary) (stories)
 1994 The Wizard of the Emerald City (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" - uncredited)
 1993 Dorothy & the Wizard in Oz (Video) (novel)
 1993 We're Off to See the Munchkins (Video documentary) (stories)
 1993 Workteams & the Wizard of Oz (Video documentary short) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1992-1993 The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz (TV Mini-Series) (stories - 26 episodes)
- Reinbô kurisutaru no kiseki (1993) ... (stories)
- Nishi no majo no fukkatsu (1993) ... (stories)
- Dokutâ Ozu to no meguriai (1993) ... (stories)
- Eiga sutâ Gurûmiruda (1993) ... (stories)
- Aruherihito furusato ni kaeru (1993) ... (stories)
 1993 Geltonu plytu kelias (TV Movie) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1993 The Legends of Oz (Video Game) (based on books by)
 1991 The Wizard of Oz (Short) (novel)
 1991 The Wizard of Oz (Video short) (book - as Frank Baum)
 1990 The Hollywood Road to Oz (TV Movie documentary) (novels)
 1990 We're Off to See... The Most Happy Fellows (Video) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" - uncredited)
 1989 Toto's Rescue (Video short) (novel "The Wonderful Wizrd of Oz" - uncredited)
 1989 Trouble in Oz (Video short) (stories)
 1988 The Wizard of Oz (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1987 Ozma of Oz (Video) (novel)
 1987 The Emerald City of Oz (Video) (novel, very loosely)
 1987 The Marvelous Land of Oz (Video) (novel)
 1987 Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz (Video short) (novel "Ozma of Oz")
 1986-1987 Ozu no mahôtsukai (TV Series) (book - 52 episodes)
- Natsukashino kansasu (1987) ... (book)
- Doroshi ganbaru (1987) ... (book)
- Nômu ô no shôri (1987) ... (book)
- Taikanshiki (1987) ... (book)
- Gafu zennin nanaru (1987) ... (book)
 1987 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Video) (novel)
 1986 Wizard of Oz Books (Video documentary) (books)
 1986 Ozu no Mahotsukai (TV Series) (characters)
 1985 Mago de Oz Cuento de Frank Baum (TV Movie) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1985 The Whimsical World of Oz (TV Movie documentary) (books)
 1985 The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (TV Movie) (novel)
 1985 Return to Oz (novels "Ozma of Oz" and "The Land of Oz")
 1984 Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" - uncredited)
 1982 The Wizard of Oz (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1981 The Marvelous Land of Oz (TV Movie) (novel)
 1981 The Wizard of Malta (book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1980 Dorothy in the Land of Oz (TV Short) (stories - uncredited)
 1978 The Wiz (Video) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1978 Wiz on Down the Road (Short) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1978 The Wiz (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1977 The Magnificent Major (Short) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1976/II The Wizard of Oz (Short) (novel "The wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1976 20th Century Oz (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" - uncredited)
 1976/I The Wizard of Oz (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1975 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1974 The Wizard of Oz (TV Movie) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" - uncredited)
 1973 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" - 1 episode)
- That Girl in Wonderland (1973) ... (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1973 Dzveli mezgvauris gemi (TV Short) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" - uncredited)
 1972 Journey Back to Oz (novel "The Marvelous Land of Oz" - uncredited)
 1971 Little Ayse and the Magic Dwarfs in the Land of Dreams (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" - uncredited)
 1970 Favorite Children's Books: The Wizard of Oz (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1970 Ozu no mahôtsukai (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
  Jackanory (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes, 1970) (novel - 1 episode, 1970)
- The Wizard of Oz: Wishes Granted (1970) ... (story)
- The Wizard of Oz: The Emerald City (1970) ... (story)
 1969 The Wonderful Land of Oz (novel "The Marvelous Land of Oz")
 1967 Oz: The Tin Woodman's Dream (Short) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1967 The Wizard of Oz (TV Movie) (novel)
 1966 Fantasía... 3 (story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1965 The Wizard of Mars (novels "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and "Glinda of Oz" - uncredited)
 1965 Trollkarlen från Oz (TV Mini-Series) (book - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (book)
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... (book)
 1964 Nuestro amigo el libro (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- El mago de Oz (1964) ... (novel)
 1964 The Wizard of Oz (TV Movie) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1964 Return to Oz (TV Movie) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1962 Number 13 (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1961 Tales of the Wizard of Oz (TV Series) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Land of Oz (1960) ... (novel)
 1950 The Wizard of Oz (TV Short) (novel)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (from the book by)
 1938 The Wizard of Oz (Short) (stories)
 1936 Oz University (Short) (stories)
 1933 The Wizard of Oz (Short) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1925 The Wizard of Oz (adapted from his story)
 1917 Like Babes in the Woods (Short) (earlier film footage)
 1916 In Dreamy Jungletown (Short)
 1915 Pies and Poetry (Short)
 1915 The Magic Bon Bons (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1915 The Country Circus (Short)
 1915 A Box of Bandits (Short) (screenplay) / (story "The Box of Robbers")
 1914 The Last Egyptian (novel - as Anonymous) / (screenplay)
 1914 The New Wizard of Oz (novels "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and "The Scarecrow of Oz") / (screenplay)
 1914 The Magic Cloak (Short) (novel "Queen Zixi of Ix; or the Story of the Magic Cloak") / (screenplay)
 1914 The Patchwork Girl of Oz (novel) / (screenplay)
 1910 John Dough and the Cherub (Short) (novel)
 1910 The Land of Oz (Short) (novel)
 1910 Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz (novels "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", "The Marvelous Land of Oz" and "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz")
 1910 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Short) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 1908 The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (novels "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", "The Marvelous Land of Oz", "John Dough and the Cherub" and "Ozma of Oz") / (screenplay)
  Ha-Kosem Me'eretz Utz Hamachzemer (Video) (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
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Other Works:

Newspaper story collection: "Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz", 1904-05 (illustrations by Walt McDougall; revised by Jean Kellog in 1960 as "The Visitors from Oz", collected by Eric Shanower as "The Third BOok of Oz", 1986). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Floyd Akers | Anonymous | Laura Bancroft | Frank Baum | Louis F. Baum | George Brooks | John Estes Cooke | Captain Hugh Fitzgerald | Suzanne Metcalf | Schuyler Staunton | Edith Van Dyne

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I shall take the heart... for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world. See more »

Trivia:

Had a poem of his quoted in Sally Benson's novel and Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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