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Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton
Hamilton in Nothing Sacred (1937)
Personal information
Birth dateDecember 9, 1902
Place of birthCleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Date of deathMay 16, 1985(age 82)
Death placeSalisbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Years active1933 76
SpousePaul Meserve (1931-38) (divorced) 1 child

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Margaret Hamilton (December 9, 1902 May 16, 1985) was an American film actress known for her portrayal of the Wicked Witch of the West in the 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.

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