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Dorothy Gale
Dorothy Gale is a fictional character created by American author L. Frank Baum as the protagonist in many of his ''Oz'' novels. She first appears in Baum's classic 1900 children's novel ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'' and reappears in most of its sequels. In addition, she is the main character in various adaptations, notably the classic 1939 film adaptation of the novel, '' The Wizard of Oz''. In later novels, the Land of Oz steadily becomes more familiar to her than her homeland of Kansas. Dorothy eventually goes to live in an apartment in the Emerald City's palace but only after her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry have settled in a farmhouse on its outskirts, unable to pay the mortgage on their house in Kansas. Dorothy's best friend Princess Ozma, ruler of Oz, officially makes her a princess of Oz later in the novels. Appearances In literature In the Oz books, Dorothy is raised by her aunt and uncle in the bleak landscape of a Kansan farm. Whether Aunt Em or Uncle Henry is Dorothy's ...
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Judy Garland
Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922June 22, 1969) was an American actress and singer. While critically acclaimed for many different roles throughout her career, she is widely known for playing the part of Dorothy Gale in '' The Wizard of Oz'' (1939). She attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Renowned for her versatility, she received an Academy Juvenile Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Special Tony Award. Garland was the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, which she won for her 1961 live recording titled '' Judy at Carnegie Hall''. Garland began performing as a child with her two older sisters, in a vaudeville group " The Gumm Sisters" and was later signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. She appeared in more than two dozen films for MGM. Garland was a frequent on-screen partner of both Mickey Rooney and Gene Kelly and regularly collaborated wit ...
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Jewel (singer)
Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and author. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2021, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Jewel was raised near Homer, Alaska, where she grew up singing and yodeling as a duo with her father, a local musician. At age fifteen, she received a partial scholarship at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where she studied operatic voice. After graduating, she began writing and performing at clubs and coffeehouses in San Diego, California. Based on local media attention, she was offered a recording contract with Atlantic Records, which released her debut album, ''Pieces of You'', in 1995; it went on to become one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going 12-times platinum. The debut single from the album, "Who Will Save Your Soul", peaked at number 11 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100; two others, " You Were Meant for Me" and "Foolish Games", reached number two on the ...
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Tales Of The Wizard Of Oz
''Tales of the Wizard of Oz'' is a 1961 animated television series produced by Crawley Films for Videocraft (later known as Rankin/Bass Productions). This is the second animated series produced by the studio and the first by Rankin/Bass to feature traditional animation. Summary The series features stories derived from characters created in L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel '' The Wonderful Wizard of Oz''. Several characters are given additional names, including Dandy the Cowardly Lion, Rusty the Tin Man, and Socrates the Scarecrow. In this adaptation, rather than being dropped by a tornado, Dorothy and Toto are blown in from Kansas through a hole cut out of the landscape. Each episode is a brief vignette about an adventure that the characters are involved in, often centring around the Wizard's attempts to fulfil the characters' wishes. Artistic renditions of the Oz characters created for this series were later featured in the hourlong television special ''Return to Oz''. The series ...
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Corinne Conley
Corinne Alexandra Conley (born May 23, 1929) is an American actress who spent the majority of her career in Canada, notable for having won the Canadian Council of Authors and Artists' Best Actress Award. Conley is known for her voiceover work in various films and television productions and is better recognized for voicing Rudolph's mother and presumably Dolly for Sue in ''Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'' (1964). Conley's acting career has spanned seventy years, receiving several nominations for her work. She has also made prominent and notable appearances in ''Tales of the Wizard of Oz'' as Dorothy Gale (1961), ''Days of Our Lives'' as Phyllis Anderson (1973-1982), the ''Goosebumps'' episode "Monster Blood" as Aunt Katherine (1996), '' Quads!'' as Sister Butch (2001-2002), '' A Christmas Horror Story'' as Aunt Edda (2015), and voicing multiple characters in the '' Watch Dogs: Legion'' video game (2020). Acting career For two years, she played the ingenue lead in '' The Com ...
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Emerald City (TV Series)
''Emerald City'' is an American fantasy drama television series developed for NBC by Matthew Arnold and Josh Friedman based on the early 20th century ''Oz'' book series written by L. Frank Baum, set in the fictional Land of Oz. Directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu and Vincent D'Onofrio, ''Emerald City'' received a 10-episode order by NBC in April 2015, which premiered on January 6, 2017, with a two-episode debut, and concluded on March 3, 2017. The series received mostly negative critical reviews, and was the lowest rated series on NBC. On May 5, 2017, NBC canceled the series after one season. Premise After being transported from Lucas, Kansas, to the Land of Oz by a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale sets out to find the Wizard, unaware that she is about to fulfill a prophecy that will change everyone's lives forever. Cast and characters Main * Adria Arjona as Dorothy Gale: a nurse from Lucas, Kansas who embarks on a perilou ...
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Adria Arjona
Adria Arjona Torres (born April 25, 1992) is an actress based in the United States. She played Dorothy Gale in the Oz book adaptation ''Emerald City'' (2017), Anathema Device in the TV adaptation of ''Good Omens'' (2019), and Bix Caleen in '' Andor'' (2022). She has had supporting roles in the films '' Pacific Rim: Uprising'' (2018), '' Life of the Party'' (2018), ''Triple Frontier'' (2019), ''6 Underground'' (2019) and '' Morbius'' (2022). Early life Arjona was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and lived in Mexico City until she was twelve. Her mother, Leslie Torres, is Puerto Rican, and her father, Ricardo Arjona, is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter. When she was a child, her father took her along on his tours, and she traveled often. At age 12, she moved to Miami and lived there until she was 18, when she moved to New York City on her own. There she worked as a waitress and hostess while studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Career Arjona's ea ...
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The Wiz Live!
''The Wiz Live!'' is an American television special that aired live on NBC on December 3, 2015. Produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, it is a performance of a new adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical ''The Wiz'', a soul/ R&B reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz''. The broadcast is performed live from Grumman Studios in Bethpage, New York. This adaptation of the musical combines aspects of both the Broadway play and its 1978 film adaptation. Cast and characters Main * Shanice Williams as Dorothy Gale * Elijah Kelley as the Scarecrow / Sticks the Farmhand Man #3 * Ne-Yo as the Tin-Man / John the Farmhand Man #1 * David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion / Robert the Farmhand Man #2 * Mary J. Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West * Queen Latifah as the Wiz * Amber Riley as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North * Uzo Aduba as Glinda, the Good Witch of the South * Stephanie Mills as Auntie Em / Emily Gale * Common as The Bouncer ...
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Shanice Williams (actress)
Shanice Williams (born July 9, 1996) is an American actress and singer best known for her performance as Dorothy in the televised live performance of NBC's ''The Wiz Live!'' in December 2015. Biography She grew up in Rahway, New Jersey. Her mother, Andrea Holmes, is a postal worker; and her father, Shelton Williams, is a security guard. Her cousin, Willis Williams, is an independent professional wrestler known as Ali Shabazz. She attended Rahway High School, where she performed as part of her school's drama program. Williams studied briefly at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, but began her singing career in her grandfather's choir. Her first major break was playing the role of Dorothy in ''The Wiz Live!'', a televised program based on the 1975 Tony award-winning, Broadway theatrical production, ''The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz"'', which reinvented American author L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'' as an A ...
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Once Upon A Time (TV Series)
''Once Upon a Time'' is an American fantasy adventure drama television series that aired for seven seasons on ABC from October 23, 2011, to May 18, 2018. The action alternates between two main settings: a fantastical world where fairy tales happen; and a fictional seaside town in Maine called Storybrooke. The "real-world" part of the story unfolds with the characters of Emma Swan ( Jennifer Morrison) and her 10-year-old son, Henry Mills (Jared S. Gilmore). Henry discovers the other people of the town are fairy-tale characters. The audience is shown the backstory of the town's people as fairy-tale characters, in conjunction with their unfolding stories in the "real-world". In the seventh and final season, the "real-world" portion of the story takes place in Seattle, Washington, in the fictitious neighborhood of "Hyperion Heights", with a new main narrative led by adult Henry ( Andrew J. West), and his wife and daughter. ''Once Upon a Time'' is created by '' Lost'' and '' T ...
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Teri Reeves
Teri Lynn Reeves (née Kretz) is an American theater and television actress. Her television credits include '' Chicago Fire'', '' Battleground'', and '' NCIS''. Early life Reeves was born in Northern California but moved many times in her life. She lived in Houston, TX, Grand Rapids, MI, Santa Barbara, and San Diego, and now resides in LA. Career Reeves' desire to become an actress began as a young girl while she was watching Katharine Hepburn in '' The Philadelphia Story''. She began attending UC Santa Barbara as a math major, but decided to audition for the acting program and was accepted. Reeves studied in the BFA program at UC Santa Barbara and the MFA program at UC San Diego. Reeves' most notable roles are KJ Jameson on '' Battleground'', Hallie Thomas on '' Chicago Fire'' and Dorothy Gale on ''Once Upon a Time''. Personal life Reeves holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ; pt, jiu-jitsu brasileiro ) is a self-defence martial art and c ...
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Matreya Scarrwener
Matreya Natasha Fedor (born March 11, 1997) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Echo Zizzleswift in '' Mr. Young'', and for her recurring roles as Phoebe Collins in '' The Troop'' and as Allison Weston in '' Cedar Cove''. Life and career Matreya Fedor was born on March 11, 1997 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Since 2006, she has acted in several 'shorts' and television shows, and appeared in a few feature films. She had a recurring role in the Nickelodeon series '' The Troop'', and co-starred in the sitcom '' Mr. Young'' along with Brendan Meyer. She appeared in a music video for the song Never Too Late by Three Days Grace. She also appeared in a commercial for Carnival Cruise Lines. Matreya was cast as Ava in the 2015 UpTV Network movie ''My One Christmas Wish'' starring ''Glee Glee means delight, a form of happiness. Glee may also refer to: * Glee (music), a type of English choral music * ''Glee'' (TV series), an American musical comedy-drama T ...
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Dorothy And The Witches Of Oz
''Dorothy and the Witches of Oz'' is a 2012 film directed by Leigh Scott, based on the early 20th century novels ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'', ''Ozma of Oz'', ''The Road to Oz'' and '' The Magic of Oz'' by L. Frank Baum. The film stars Paulie Redding, Billy Boyd, Eliza Swenson, Mia Sara (in her final feature film to date), Lance Henriksen, and Christopher Lloyd. A longer version of the film was originally released as a TV miniseries in 2011 called ''The Witches of Oz'', distributed by MarVista Entertainment. The miniseries was over an hour longer and had earlier versions of the special effects. The miniseries was originally released in 2011 in Europe, though its United Kingdom premiere was not until July 5, 2012 on the Sci-Fi Channel. Development of the miniseries/film began while director Leigh Scott was making direct-to-video films for The Asylum. Production began in December 2009 and filming took place throughout Connecticut and New York City. Plot An adult Dorothy Gale i ...
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