Gale Sondergaard - Wicked Witch of the West Sondergaard family photo

Gale Sondergaard - Wicked Witch of the West

Taken at MGM Studio, California United States of America in .

Gale Sondergaard was initially cast to play the role of the Wicked Witch of the West in MGM's famous film the Wizard of Oz (1939). Gale changed her mind about the role after MGM decided the Wicked Wit ... show more

Gale Sondergaard was initially cast to play the role of the Wicked Witch of the West in MGM's famous film the Wizard of Oz (1939). Gale changed her mind about the role after MGM decided the Wicked Witch of the West should be evil and ugly as opposed to the glamorous villainess Gale thought she would play (as seen in this photo). Gale was afraid that playing an ugly role would forever hurt her career.

Of course Margaret Hamilton would end up playing the role of the Wicked Witch of the West in MGM's classic movie.

Daniel Pinna I love this photo of Gale Sondergaard!
Mar 27, 2013 9:52 am · Reply
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