Margaret Hamilton Biography

Margaret Brainard Hamilton (December 9, 1902 – May 16, 1985) was an American film actress known for her portrayal of Kansas curmudgeon Miss Almira Gulch and the Wicked Witch of the West in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. A former schoolteacher, she worked as a character actor in films for seven years before she was offered the role that defined her public image.

In later years, Hamilton made frequent cameo appearances on television sitcoms and commercials. She also gained recognition for her work as an advocate of causes designed to benefit children and animals, and retained a lifelong commitment to public education.

Hamilton was born to Walter J. Hamilton and his wife, Jennie (née Adams), in Cleveland, Ohio and was the youngest of four children. She later attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Drawn to the theater at an early age, Hamilton made her stage debut in 1923. Hamilton also practiced her craft doing children's theater while she was a Junior League of Cleveland member. She later moved to Painesville, Ohio. Before she turned to acting exclusively, her parents insisted she attend Wheelock College in Boston, which she did, later becoming a Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Margaret Hamilton
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Teacher
Date of Birth:
December 9, 1902
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
May 16, 1985
Age at Death:
82
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
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