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In the let's-not-judge-women-by-their-looks department:
Margaret Hamilton, most famed for her part as the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz," is living proof that you can't judge people by their looks. She started working as a kindergarten teacher, and advocated for children's and animal's rights all her long life.

Happy birthday, Margaret Hamilton. We need more like you!


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Dec. 9th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
look, look!
User mizz_destiny referenced to your post from look, look! saying: [...] fannish heart just exploded in glee! TAMORA PIERCE JUST WISHED MARGRET HAMILTON A HAPPY BIRTHDAY! [...]
Dec. 9th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
Now that is a fine lady... ♥
Dec. 9th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
She deserves all the awards. Especially since she during the filming of The Wizard of Oz got into some accidents because of the pyro technics they used, both for the scene where she's sky-writing 'Surrender Dorothy' and the scene where she poofs away from the Munchkin village. In the latter, there was an accident with a trap door she was supposed to go through, and she got some horrible burns.

Edited at 2012-12-09 07:35 pm (UTC)
Dec. 9th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
sounds like an amazing lady... i think that people who advocate for the rights of those who may not be able to stand up for their own rights, like children and animals, along with those who inspire other people to are the true heros of this world... (though i will say i'm not a fan of PETA considering they are so out there and yet from what i've read in studies done about them behind closed doors once their demonstrations are through and are not actively in the spotlight they kill about 98% of the animals they "rescue" without ever trying to rehabilitate or find homes for them.)
Dec. 9th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Her sweet smile in that picture is just making me melt. ~_~
Dec. 10th, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
Although if we WERE to judge her by her looks, I'd say that mischievous smirk is very becoming.

What a great lady, though.
Dec. 10th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
As a general rule, most actors who play effective villains tend to be really nice people in real life. It makes sense if you think about it. I feel like actors who are bad people in real life would only ever want to play the heroes.
Dec. 10th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I can always count to read about wonderfully strong females that very few people know about, when you post.
Thank you for this.

Also, now I want to A) read more about her and B) watch the Wizard of Oz right now.
Both will be enjoyable to me and both will distract me from writing my Thesis. Win/Win situation.
Dec. 11th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
Wow! I didn't know that! That's so cool! Makes me proud to be a Kindergarten teacher!
Dec. 13th, 2012 11:45 am (UTC)
Speaking of birthday's HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAMMY!!!! Did live journal remind you that today is your birthday? Mine is tomorrow and it reminded me of mine which made me laugh. And of course I always remember yours because it's a day before mine! Enjoy it! Hope you get to have some fun with friends or your husband-creature :)
Dec. 13th, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
And happy birthday to you!
Dec. 14th, 2012 04:14 am (UTC)
Joining in the birthday wishes - I hope you had a stellar day today!

I have been a big fan of your books since the day I saw the arresting title "The Woman Who Rides Like a Man" on the public library shelf. Recently, I've been clapping in joy at "Mark Reads" progress through the series, as he picks up on so many of the parts that I loved. Thank you for all your wonderful words, and I hope to enjoy them, current and forthcoming, for many years to come. :D
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