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AUNT EM
by

Clara Blandick

........

UNCLE HENRY
by

Charlie Grapewin

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*** All Oz jpg/gifs seen on these pages originated here ***

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Picture of Aunt Em standing next to Almira Gulch

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Clara Blandick
June 4, 1881 to Apr. 15, 1962

Real Name: Clara Dickey

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Clara made her Broadway debut
in 1912

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She came to Hollywood in 1929 when sound came to the movies

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A listing of some of her movies:
Romance (1930)
Tom Sawyer (1930)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Pillow of Death (1945)
Frontier Gal (1945)
A Stolen Life (1946)
Claudia & David (1946)
Mr. Soft Touch (1949)

People Are Funny (1949)
In this
movie, she played Jack Haley's
Grandmother

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Some of the actors/actresses
with which she starred:
Greta Garbo
Jackie Coogan
Lon Chaney, Jr.
Bette Davis

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Clara retired in 1952 from movies

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She died at age 80.
She took her own life
in her apartment

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Charlie Grapewin
Dec. 20, 1869 to Feb. 2, 1956

Real Name: Charles Ellsworth

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Charlie signed for his part on
Aug. 12, 1938

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Charlie appeared in one of the first
movies ever made entitled,
" Above the Limit"

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He appeared in a film with his wife,
Anna Chance

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Charlie played Grandpa Joad in
" The Grapes of Wrath"

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He played Jeeter Lester in
" Tobacco Road"

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He has a street named
for him
" Grapewin"
in Corona, CA
(approx. 50 mi SE of Hollywood)

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Charlie was 86 when he died
in Corona, CA

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RESOURCES:
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Some of the invaluable books used for research on these pages are:

The Munchkins Of Oz by Stephen Cox - 1996, Cumberland House

The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History by Fricke, Scarfone, Stillman - 1989, Warner Books