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That's good to hear. I seldom saw or heard anything about Margaret Hamilton when I was young and growing up. Later, she did interviews. Outside of The Wizard I know her from occasional roles relatively early on: These Three here, Stablemates there; My Little Chickadee. William Castle put her to good use in 13 Ghosts.marbpl2 wrote:Looking at her resume, I don't see that at all -- she seems to have been consistently employed in films and TV until she had a stroke and Alzheimer's a few years before her 1985 death. She also played in the national tour of A Little Night Music in 1974.telegonus wrote:Yes, Margaret Hamilton's witch is superbly realized character, perfectly executed (sorry ) in the film. She was a wonderful but, sadly for her, altogether too typecast an actress to have enjoyed a long and successful career in films. She had her day in the Thirties and Forties, then seemed to go into eclipse for a long while, on film anyway, till she became the coffee lady late in life. The yearly network broadcasts of The Wizard Of Oz kept her face and voice in the "public mind", which probably ruined her for, say, a regular part in a TV series, or even guest starring roles. Dorothy Neuman seemed to get the "Margaret Hamilton parts", and while she was a good substitute I'd rather see the real thing. From interviews I've read with Miss Hamilton she seemed like a thoroughly nice person in real life.
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No, Margaret actually was one of the only bright spots. Apparently, nobody knew what to do with Paul Lynde. In the right environment, he was absolutely hilarious, but being a harried husband or the host of a Halloween special like that awful one just did him no favors.will wrote: It wasn't Margaret's fault.