Margaret Hamilton

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Margaret Hamilton BIO

Margaret Hamilton was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 9, 1902, the youngest of four children and obtained her teaching certificate in 1923 from the Wheelock Kindergarten Training School in Boston.
On June 13, 1931, Margaret Hamilton married Paul Boynton Meserve, a landscape architect. Together they had one son, Hamilton Wadsworth Meserve. The marriage ended in divorce in 1938 and Margaret raised her son alone in California.
For nearly fifteen years, Margaret Hamilton lived in Los Angeles, California before establishing permanent residence in New York City in 1951. Wherever her home was, she regularly traveled back and forth between coasts to perform in both movies and the theatre and later in television.
Among her other accomplishments, Margaret Hamilton was an honorary trustee of the Cleveland PlayHouse and was the recipient in 1977 of the Governor's Award of the State of Ohio. She was also a member of the Veterans Hospital Radio and TV Guild. She would visit hospitals to work with disabled veterans interested in the theatre and broadcasting.
in 1951. Wherever her home was, she regularly traveled back and forth between coasts to perform in both movies and the theatre and later in television.
Among her other accomplishments, Margaret Hamilton was an honorary trustee of the Cleveland PlayHouse and was the recipient in 1977 of the Governor's Award of the State of Ohio. She was also a member of the Veterans Hospital Radio and TV Guild. She would visit hospitals to work with disabled veterans interested in the theatre and broadcasting.
Margaret Hamilton's performances included some seventy-five movies, at least as many stage plays, countless radio and television dramas, and commercials.
Margaret Hamilton had already played in some twenty-five films before she accepted the role of Miss Gulch and the Wicked Witch in "The Wizard of Oz". Margaret Hamilton once said this about her role as the Wicked Witch, "I don't look on it as any great shakes of acting," she explained to Al Cohn in an interview for Newsday (March 19, 1978). "It's not subtle or restrained. It isn't any of the things you like to think might apply to your acting."
Some other memorable films that Margaret Hamilton appeared in after "The Wizard of Oz" included: "My Little Chickadee", "The Oxbow Incident", "Guest in the House","George White's Scandals", "State of the Union", "The Red Pony", "The Beautiful Blonde", "Bashful Bend", "13 Ghosts" and "Brewster McCloud."
One of Margaret Hamilton's assets as a character actress has been her distinctive nose, whose bump she inherited from her father.

Margaret Hamilton STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1974
Madame Armfeldt

[Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1969
Aunt Eller

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Performer

[Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1966
Parthy Ann Hawks

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1958
Bessie

[Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1958
Dolly Tate


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MY WITCH, THE MARGARET HAMILTON STORIES Will Play At The Public Theatre, November 10- 12

Have a spellbinding time at My Witch, The Margaret Hamilton Stories at The Public Theatre. This amazing tale explores the life of Margaret Hamilton, the actress behind The Wicked Witch of The West in The Wizard of Oz. Actress Jean Tafler delivers a mesmerizing portrayal of Hamilton's fascinating career. Don't miss this delightful show playing Nov 10-12.

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Moorestown Theater Company

The Moorestown Theater Company transports us to Oz and back, with their enchanting 66th Summer Stage Musical, The Wizard of Oz, Youth Edition.

Museum of Pop Culture Receives Thousands of Unique Artifacts from Estate of Paul G. Allen

Discover the incredible collection of artifacts donated to the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) by the estate of Paul G. Allen. Explore the diverse range of unique and rare items that make up this unprecedented collection.

Reacquaint Yourself With THE WIZARD OF OZ, Presented By Stand Up For... Theatre at DoodleHATCH in Columbia

During Pride month, it's appropriate to support theatre devoted to the inclusion of those who have been 'othered' by society in general, and even in the theatrical community. Take pride in your local alternative community theater and see Stand Up For.... Theatre's latest production, THE WIZARD OF OZ, at DoodleHatch in Columbia through June 18th, 2023.

Full Casts & Complete Lineup Set for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has announced the complete principal casts, creative teams, and events planned for the previously announced summer season.

Robert Cuccioli, Danny Bolero & More to Star in Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has announced the casts for this summer’s season. See details about the productions, learn who is starring and more!

Review: WICKED at Straz Center

What did our critic think of WICKED at Straz Center?

Review: Timely as Ever, WICKED Defies Gravity... And Society, Too �" Dr. Phillips Center

WICKED is a wily piece of pop. It turns 20 this year, but you'd never know that sitting in Dr. Phillips Center for the show's third tour stop in Orlando. Its shrewd indictment of society's worst instincts and most seductive assumptions still tear through a room like a twister...

MY WITCH: THE MARGARET HAMILTON STORIES Heads Into Final Weekend Of Centenary Stage Company

Centenary Stage Company's 2022 Fringe Festival is almost over and the Fat Knight production of My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories will finish its run on Sunday, October 30.

MY WITCH The Margaret Hamilton Stories Comes To Centenary Stage

My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories arrives at Centenary Stage

Centenary Stage Company Fringe Festival to Present MY WITCH: THE MARGARET HAMILTON STORIES This Month

Continuing Centenary Stage Company's 2022 Fringe Festival is the Fat Knight production of My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories, running October 20 through 30. Performances will take place in the Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center of the Centenary University campus at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.

Centenary Stage Company's 2022 Fringe Festival Will Continue With

Centenary Stage Company will continue their 2022 Fringe Festival with a Fat Knight production of My Witch, running October 20 through 30.

Interview: Luna Muse / Cam Pederson of THE WITCHY WORLD OF LUNA MUSE at Minnesota Fringe

Something wicked this way comes! Twin cities drag entertainer Luna Muse makes her one-woman show debut in this whimsical and kooky theatrical experience. Fantasy and reality collide as our host is tasked with sharing her favorite fairy tale of 'Lady Luna of the Moon.'

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Alhambra Theatre And Dining

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Alhambra Theatre And Dining?The cult classic “Wizard of Oz” opened at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining on Friday night, and if you are looking for a sweet and nostalgic performance to distract you from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is the show to attend.

Individual Tickets For Centenary Stage Company's 2022-23 Season On Sale July 1

This season, Centenary Stage Company has prepared a full schedule of events from the Curtain Up! Gala, to their professional theatre series, to January Thaw music events, and the NEXTStage Repertory student productions.

Wheelock Family Theatre to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ

Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University (WFT@BU) has announced The Wizard of Oz!

Richard Skipper Presents A Tribute to Harvey Evans, January 7

Richard Skipper will celebrate the beloved Broadway great Harvey Evans with guests Lawrence Leritz, Diane Findlay, Lee Roy Reams, Ronald B. Young, Loni Ackerman, Pamela Meyers on Friday, Jan 7th at 7PM EST/ 4PM PST.

BST Presents Fat Knight Theatre's MY WITCH Next Month

After stops at Snowlion Rep in Freeport, ME and Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY, John Ahlin's “My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories” makes the third and final stop on its rolling world premiere tour at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill December 3-12, 2021.

MY WITCH: Margaret Hamilton's Stories Of Maine, Hollywood, And Beyond! Will Premiere At New Theater in Freeport

Snowlion Repertory Company, whose mission is to create, develop, and present new theater works of cultural, ethical, and spiritual value, announces the world premiere production of the new one-woman show 'MY WITCH: Margaret Hamilton's Stories of Maine, Hollywood, and Beyond!'

Iconic Hollywood Props and Costumes Up for Auction from Profiles In History's Icons & Legends Of Hollywood

Profiles in History has announced incredible costumes and props from Hollywood's Classical, Golden and Modern Age at their next auction, Icons & Legends of Hollywood, November 12th & 13th in Los Angeles.

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Margaret Hamilton has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

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