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Gale Sondergaard - Wicked Witch of the West

Updated Oct 30, 2021
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on Oct 09, 2012 9:24 AM
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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. Every time I see this photo I wonder how different the film might have been.
Date & Place: at MGM Studio in California United States of America

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AncientFaces commented on Aug 28, 2019
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). But they didn't want a glamorous witch so Margaret Hamilton got the role. Shirley Temple was supposed to be Dorothy. How different would the movie have been? Most people think the flying monkeys are the scariest part of the movie - would they have kept the monkeys with a glamorous witch? What is the scariest movie you have seen?
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