Played the supporting role of Lucy Bascomb in the play "Fancy Meeting You Again" by George S. Kaufman and Leueen Mac Grath, opening January 14, 1952 at the Royale Theatre in New York City. The play starred Walter Matthau and Ms. Mac Grath.
5' (1.52 m)
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Almost always they want me to laugh like the Witch. And sometimes when I go to schools, if we're in an auditorium, I'll do it. And there's always a funny reaction, like Ye gods, they wish they hadn't asked. They're scared. They're really scared for a second. Even adolescents. I guess for a minute they get the feeling they got when they watched the picture...
Nearly quit as the Wicked Witch in
The Wizard of Oz
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...
Often signed her autographs with the notation of WWW (Wicked Witch of the West).