Poll: Which Character from “The Wizard of Oz” Is Your Favorite?


We’re off to see the Wizard for this week’s poll! For 80 years The Wizard of Oz has been enchanting audiences with its music and magic. But perhaps the most unforgettable aspect of the film is its beloved characters. So for this week’s poll, we want to know which of these iconic characters from The Wizard of Oz is your favorite. And after you’ve voted, tell us why you chose who you chose in the comments!

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This poll originally ran in 2017, and is being reprinted today to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz.

  • http://themidnitedrive-in.blogspot.com Quiggy

    How could you not include the Munchkins? I realize no individual Munchkin stands out (although I really like the expression on the middle Lollipop Guild one.

  • Karen Albertus

    I like the dancers in most musicals, and Ray Bolger is one of the best of the dancers in the movies of the 30s and 40s.

  • Crutch

    The 3 reps from The Lollipop Guild!!

  • Movie Fan

    I loved the Wicked Witch of the West. Margaret Hamilton played the character perfectly. She was evil and cruel, taking great pleasure in it. The mix of menace with gleeful cackling is delightful.

  • Barbara Cochrane

    I liked The Cowardly Lion because he was so cute and cuddly. Loved his tail.

    • garykevinware

      I know it’s not right, but I’m going to kind of miss the way you used to cry for help, before you found your courage. I would have never found it, if it hadn’t been for you.

  • mathimoor

    I voted for Dorothy because I am a big Judy Garland fan, but how can I choose. This is one of the greatest movies of all time with the best ensemble cast ever!!!

  • Steven Botwinick

    Frank Morgan(The Wizard).
    Besides the Wizard, he played 3 other characters.
    Professor Marvel(in Kansas), the doorman in Oz(he wears an oversize mustache and cries heavily when he won’t let Dorothy in to see the wizard, until Dorothy says she wont see her Antie Em anymore. He let’s her in.
    He is the carriage driver to take the 4 of them to get cleaned up before they see the Wizard. He drives the carriage with “The Horse of a Different Color.”

  • Joe

    Well, been watching WOZ since 1955 (‘last’ theatre showing pre-TV annual viewing) and lecturing/showing it numerous times at various schools. The story is based upon American History. The Wiz is the President (hence ineffective and powerless). OZ actually is the US (I have people in theatre repeat the word ‘OZ’ 20 times real fast. Then I pick one to do it front of the rest. And, the audience realizes that OZ actually, upon repetition turns into ‘us’ aka US. There is so much more involved with each action and every character as a highlight for the timeframe of the late 1800. Big change is the Movie – Ruby Slippers (for Technicolor) but the Book – Silver Slippers (money for the average person) moving on the Golden Brick Road (leading to DC, where the Wizard lives).