Guested on "The CBS Radio Mystery Theater": episode "Tryptic for a Witch" (Oct. 30, 1975)
5' (1.52 m)
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[on her role as the Wicked Witch] I don't look on it as any great shakes of acting, it's not subtle or restrained. It isn't any of the things you like to think might apply to your acting.
Nearly quit as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz
(1939) after a December 1938 accident in which she was severely burned during her dramatic exit from Munchkinland. The impressive special effect was achieved by her stepping onto a trap door (obscured by rising smoke) that dropped beneath her, and then a burst of real fire came up. On one take, the fire came too early, and her costume caught ...
Often signed her autographs with the notation of WWW (Wicked Witch of the West).