(December 16, 1977 to January 28, 1978) She acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Devil's Disciple," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Rex Harrison, Chris Sarandon, Carole Shelley and Barnard Hughes in the cast. Frank Dunlop was director.
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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. They like to hear it but they don't like...
It is ironic that her performance as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz
(1939) was so scary to children, because her first job was as a kindergarten teacher. She loved and doted upon children all her life.
Often signed her autographs with the notation of WWW (Wicked Witch of the West).