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Gale Sondergaard - Wicked Witch of the West

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 wouldplay (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.
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I love this photo of Gale Sondergaard!
Mar 27, 2013 9:52 am reply
Photo taken at MGM Studio California United States of America
Gale Sondergaard - Wicked Witch of the West

Gale Sondergaard

Mini-biography
Born: Feb 15, 1899 in Litchfield, United States of America
Died: Aug 14, 1985 (age 86) in Woodland Hills, CA , United States of America
Also in this photo: Gale Sondergaard at 39 years old