Margaret Hamilton

1902 - 1985

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Margaret Brainard Hamilton (December 9, 1902 – May 16, 1985) was an American actress. She was best known for her portrayal of the Wicked Witch of the West, and her Kansas counterpart Almira Gulch, in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's film The Wizard of Oz (1939).A former schoolteacher, she worked as a character actress 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret Hamilton has received more than 177,876 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Margaret Hamilton is the 2,335th most popular actor (up from 2,576th in 2019), the 3,893rd most popular biography from United States (up from 4,260th in 2019) and the 1,144th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Margaret Hamilton ranks 2,335 out of 10,030Before her are Elliot Page, Naomie Harris, Federico Luppi, Jackie Earle Haley, Vernon Wells, and Timothy Hutton. After her are Martine Beswick, Frank Morgan, Deep Roy, Sunil Dutt, Albert Austin, and Francesca Annis.

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Among people born in 1902, Margaret Hamilton ranks 151Before her are Boris Barnet, K. Shivaram Karanth, Sylvain Arend, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Regina Jonas, and Józef Maria Bocheński. After her are Ilmari Salminen, Vissarion Shebalin, Jan Kiepura, Thomas E. Dewey, Josef Silný, and Ferdinand Marian. Among people deceased in 1985, Margaret Hamilton ranks 101Before her are Edmond O'Brien, René Barjavel, Salvador Espriu, Manfred Winkelhock, Julia Robinson, and Johanna Wolf. After her are Big Joe Turner, Jock Stein, Renato Castellani, Márton Bukovi, Mahmoud Mohammed Taha, and Henry Hansen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Margaret Hamilton ranks 3,893 out of 15,968Before her are Jackie Earle Haley (1961), Floyd Council (1911), Julia Gardiner Tyler (1820), Roy Buchanan (1939), Henry Kuttner (1915), and Timothy Hutton (1960). After her are Lee Haney (1959), James A. Michener (1907), Frank Morgan (1890), Kathleen Freeman (1919), Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929), and Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Margaret Hamilton ranks 1,144Before her are Patrick Wayne (1939), Randall Duk Kim (1943), Jeff Fahey (1952), Michael Richards (1949), Jackie Earle Haley (1961), and Timothy Hutton (1960). After her are Frank Morgan (1890), Kathleen Freeman (1919), Joanna Cassidy (1945), Chico Marx (1887), Tony Musante (1936), and Blake Clark (1946).

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