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. ... show more
Died: Aug 14, 1985 (age 86) in Woodland Hills, CA , United States of America