The Wizard of Oz

Events

L. Frank Baum (62.11)

May 15, 1856 - May 6, 1919

Jeanne Louise Calment

21 February 1875 - 4 August 1997

Billie Burke

August 7, 1884 - May 14, 1970

Victor Fleming

February 23, 1889 - January 6, 1949

Frank Morgan (The Wizard)

June 1, 1890 - September 18, 1949

Bert Lahr (Lion)

August 13, 1895 - December 4, 1967

Jack Haley (Tin Man)

August 10, 1897 - June 6, 1979

Margaret Hamilton

December 9, 1902 - May 16, 1985

Ray Bolger (Scarecrow)

January 10, 1904 - January 15, 1987

Buddy Epsen

April 2, 1908 - July 6, 2003

Judy Garland (47)

June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969

MGM buys rights

January 1938

Bert Lahr (Lion) hired

July 25, 1938

Frank Morgan (Wizard) hired

9/1/1938

Final Script

October 8, 1938

Filming

October 13, 1938 - March 16, 1939

Test Screening

June 5, 1939

Wizard of Oz Released

August 25, 1939