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who wrote the wizard of oz

  • Wizard of Oz/Dark Side of the Moon's authors are Lyman Frank Baum, Jack Haley, Ogden Nash, George Cukor, Victor Fleming, King Vidor, Arthur Freed, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Richard Thorpe, Herbert Fields, Samuel Hoffenstein, John Lee Mahin, Irving Brecher and Sid Silvers.
  • Lyman Frank Baum
    Lyman Frank Baum
    Lyman Frank Baum

    Lyman Frank Baum (May 15 1856 - May 6 1919), the American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children's literature

  • Jack Haley
    Jack Haley
    Jack Haley

    Jack Haley (August 10, 1898 – June 6, 1979) - born John Joseph Haley, Jr. -, the American film actor best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man and farmworker Hickory in The Wizard of Oz

  • Ogden Nash
    Ogden Nash
    Ogden Nash

    Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 - May 19, 1971), the American poet best known for writing pithy and funny light verse

  • George Cukor
    George Cukor
    George Cukor

    George Dewey Cukor (July 7, 1899 - January 24, 1983), the American film director

  • Herman J. Mankiewicz
    Herman J. Mankiewicz
    Herman J. Mankiewicz

    Herman Jacob Mankiewicz (November 7, 1897 in New York City—March 5, 1953 in Hollywood, California), the legendary Hollywood screenwriter and noted raconteur

  • Richard Thorpe
    Richard Thorpe
    Richard Thorpe

    Richard Thorpe (February 24, 1896 - May 1, 1991), the American film director

  • Irving Brecher
    Irving Brecher
    Irving Brecher

    Irving Brecher (b. January 17 1914, in New York City, New York) enjoyed early success as a screenwriter for the Marx Brothers; he helped write "At the Circus" in 1939 and "Go West" in 1940

  • Victor Fleming

    Victor Fleming (February 23, 1889 – January 6, 1949) (sometimes "Vic Fleming"), the Academy Award-winning American film director

  • King Vidor

    King Wallis Vidor (February 8, 1894 - November 1, 1982), the acclaimed Hungarian-American film director whose career spanned eight decades

  • Arthur Freed

    Arthur Freed (September 9, 1894 - April 12, 1973), born Arthur Grossman in Charleston, South Carolina