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Margaret Hamilton (I) (1902–1985)

Margaret Hamilton was born December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio to Jennie and Walter Hamilton. She later attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and practiced acting doing children's theater while a Junior League of Cleveland member. Margaret had already built her resume with several performances in film before she came to her most ... See full bio »

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The Wizard of Oz Miss Gulch / The Wicked Witch of the West
13 Ghosts Elaine Zacharides
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 1982 Pardon Me for Living (TV Movie)
Miss Holderness
 1979-1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Thea Taft
- Review (1982) ... Thea Taft
- Hollywood (1979) ... Thea Taft
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
Mrs. Evers
- Life Begins at Dinner (1981) ... Mrs. Evers
 1980 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Miss Heston
- Jailbreak (1980) ... Miss Heston
 1979 Letters from Frank (TV Movie)
Grandma Miller
 1975-1976 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (TV Series)
Margaret H. Witch
- 1459 (1976) ... Margaret H. Witch
- 1454 (1975) ... Margaret H. Witch
 1976 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Wicked Witch of the West
- Episode #7.52 (1976) ... Wicked Witch of the West
 1973 Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (TV Series)
Mrs. Eddels
- Make Room for Big Daddy (1973) ... Mrs. Eddels
- It's Your Move (1973) ... Mrs. Eddels
- Trick or Treat (1973) ... Mrs. Eddels
 1973 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Clara Kincaid
- Reuben Kincaid Lives (1973) ... Clara Kincaid
 1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Edsel Pry
- A Quiet Day in Dodge (1973) ... Edsel Pry
 1973 The Night Strangler (TV Movie)
Prof. Crabwell
 1972 Journey Back to Oz
Aunt Em (voice)
 1971 The Anderson Tapes
Miss Kaler
 1971 Is There a Doctor in the House (TV Movie)
Emma Proctor
 1970 Brewster McCloud
Daphne Heap
 1969 Angel in My Pocket
 1967 Rosie!
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe
- Who's Afraid of Mother Goose? (1967) ... The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe
 1967 Ghostbreakers (TV Movie)
Ivy Rumson
 1966 The Daydreamer
Mrs. Klopplebobbler
 1965-1966 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Granny Frump / Granny Hester Frump
- Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump (1966) ... Granny Hester Frump
- Morticia's Romance: Part 2 (1965) ... Granny Frump
- Morticia's Romance: Part 1 (1965) ... Granny Frump
 1963-1964 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Williams / Maid
- Let 'Em Eat Cake (1964) ... Mrs. Williams
- Double Date (1963) ... Maid
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Miss Powntleroy / Spinster
- Here Comes Charlie (1963) ... Miss Powntleroy
- Benny the Bookie's Last Chance (1963) ... Spinster
 1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Miss Fenwick
- Bunny, the Brownie Leader (1962) ... Miss Fenwick
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Leora Scofield
- Beyond Justice (1962) ... Leora Scofield
 1962 The Comedy Spot (TV Series)
- Time Out for Ginger (1962) ... Lizzie
 1962 Paradise Alley
Mrs. Nicholson
 1962 The Good Years
 1961 Ichabod and Me (TV Series)
Mehitabel Hobbs
- The Purple Cow (1961) ... Mehitabel Hobbs
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Uncle Harry (1960)
 1960 13 Ghosts
Elaine Zacharides
 1960 The Secret World of Eddie Hodges (TV Movie)
Mrs. Grundy
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Lizzie Allen
- The Bat (1960) ... Lizzie Allen
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Miss Hoadley
- The Silver Whistle (1959) ... Miss Hoadley
 1959 Once Upon a Christmas Time (TV Movie)
Miss Scugg
 1958 Rendezvous (TV Series)
- A Very Fine Deal (1958)
 1958 The Christmas Tree (TV Movie)
Miss Finch
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Mrs. Gibney
- Susanna Takes a Husband (1958) ... Mrs. Gibney
 1954-1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Sybil Mooner / Mrs. Felton
- You Can't Win (1957) ... Sybil Mooner
- The Fifth Wheel (1954) ... Mrs. Felton
 1957 On Borrowed Time (TV Movie)
Demetria Riffle
 1957 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Hermione Nightingale / Miss Gloria Formby
- Bilko's Merry Widow (1957) ... Hermione Nightingale
- Bilko Enters Politics (1957) ... Miss Gloria Formby
 1953-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mrs. McIntosh / Irma Davis / Laura Lawson
- My Mother and How She Undid Me (1957) ... Mrs. McIntosh
- The Staring Match (1957) ... Irma Davis
- The Silent Women (1955) ... Laura Lawson
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Mrs. Gillyard
- Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter (1956) ... Mrs. Gillyard
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Miss Peterson #2 (1970)
 1954-1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Sears Girl (1956) ... Martha
- The Happy Touch (1954)
 1955 The Devil's Disciple (TV Movie)
Mrs. Dudgeon
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Beloved Stranger (1955) ... Letty
 1953-1955 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "A Different Drummer") / Aunt Wilma (segment "Figgerin' of Aunt Wilma")
- A Different Drummer (1955) ... (segment "A Different Drummer")
- A Tale of Two Cities (1953) ... Aunt Wilma (segment "Figgerin' of Aunt Wilma")
 1954-1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Usher / Sarah
- The Guardsman (1955) ... Usher
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1954) ... Sarah
 1955 The Way of the World (TV Series)
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
- Warm Clay (1954) ... Gwen
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
- Lucky Louie (1954)
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
 1954 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
Katie (1964-1967)
 1953 A String of Blue Beads (TV Movie)
Mrs. Loomis
 1953 Valiant Lady (TV Series)
Mrs. Sayre (1955)
 1953 Man Against Crime (TV Series)
Mrs. Parmalee / Mrs. Barker
- Petite Larceny (1953) ... Mrs. Parmalee
- A Family Affair (1953) ... Mrs. Barker
 1953 Ethel and Albert (TV Series)
Aunt Eva
- Episode #2.4 (1953) ... Aunt Eva
- Episode #1.2 (1953) ... Aunt Eva
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Charity Ames
- Wind on the Way (1953) ... Charity Ames
 1952 My Hero (TV Series)
Mrs. Morgan
- Lady Mortician (1952) ... Mrs. Morgan
 1952 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Rose (1952)
 1951 People Will Talk
Miss Sarah Pickett - Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1951 Comin' Round the Mountain
Aunt Huddy
 1950-1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Greenstreet
- Dear Amanda (1951)
- Papa Romani (1950) ... Mrs. Greenstreet
 1950 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Bracker
- Problem Party (1950) ... Mrs. Bracker
 1950 Riding High
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Tillie Hutch
 1950 The Great Plane Robbery
Mrs. Judd
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Greenstreet
- Papa Romani (1950) ... Mrs. Greenstreet
 1949 The Red Pony
 1949 The Sun Comes Up
Mrs. Golightly
 1948 Bungalow 13
Mrs. Theresa Appleby
 1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
Ruby Cheever
 1948 State of the Union
 1948 Reaching from Heaven
Sophie Manley
 1947 Driftwood
Essie Keenan
 1947 Pet Peeves (Short)
Haughty Woman (uncredited)
 1947 Dishonored Lady
Mrs. Geiger
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion
Miss Applegate
 1946 Janie Gets Married
Mrs. Angles
 1945 George White's Scandals
Clarabelle Evans
 1944 Guest in the House
Hilda - the Maid
 1943 Johnny Come Lately
Myrtle Ferguson
 1943 The Ox-Bow Incident
Mrs. Larch (uncredited)
 1943 City Without Men
 1942 The Affairs of Martha
 1942 Meet the Stewarts
 1942 Twin Beds
 1941 The Gay Vagabond
Agatha Badger
 1941 Play Girl
 1940 The Invisible Woman
Mrs. Jackson
 1940 I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now
Mrs. Thriffie
 1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her
Mrs. Wilson
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Mrs. Gideon
 1939 Main Street Lawyer
Lucy, Boggs' Housekeeper
 1939 Babes in Arms
Martha Steele
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
Miss Hannaberry
 1939 The Wizard of Oz
Miss Gulch / The Wicked Witch of the West
 1938 Stablemates
Beulah Flanders
 1938 Breaking the Ice
Mrs. Small
 1938 Four's a Crowd
 1938 Mother Carey's Chickens
Mrs. Pauline Fuller
 1938 A Slight Case of Murder
Mrs. Cagle
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mrs. Harper
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Vermont Drugstore Lady
 1937 I'll Take Romance
 1937 Saratoga
Maizie (uncredited)
 1937 Mountain Justice
Phoebe Lamb
 1937 Good Old Soak
 1937 When's Your Birthday?
 1937 You Only Live Once
 1936 Laughing at Trouble
Lizzie Beadle
 1936 The Witness Chair
Grace Franklin
 1936 The Moon's Our Home
Mitty Simpson
 1936 These Three
 1936 Chatterbox
Emily 'Tippie' Tipton
 1935 Way Down East
Martha Perkins
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Lucy Gurget
 1934 Broadway Bill
 1934 By Your Leave
 1934 Hat, Coat, and Glove
Madame Du Barry
 1933 Another Language
Helen Hallam
 1933 Zoo in Budapest
Assistant Matron for orphans (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (18 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (19 credits)

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Was teacher of Jim Backus (The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964) and Thurston Howell III from Gilligan's Island (1964) ) while he was in grade school. See more »

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I was in a need of money at the time, I had done about six pictures for MGM at the time and my agent called. I said, 'Yes?' and he said 'Maggie, they want you to play a part on the Wizard.' I said to myself, 'Oh Boy, The Wizard of Oz! That has been my favorite book since I was four.' And I asked him what part, and he said 'The Witch' and I said 'The Witch?!' and he said 'What else?' See more »


Like many great movie villains, she was the opposite of the characters she played on screen. She was described as charming, friendly and funny. "Maggie" was adored by casts and crews alike. See more »


Often signed her autographs with the notation of WWW (Wicked Witch of the West). See more »



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