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'The Wizard Of Oz' Stars: Where Did They Go?

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In 1939, movie audiences discovered "there's no place like home" by traveling over the rainbow with a girl from Kansas and her dog. But what happened to Dorothy, Toto, and the rest of The Wizard of Oz cast after filming? Movie lovers might have followed the budding career of Judy Garland, but most of the film's cast also continued their Hollywood careers, with several acting for many years after leaving Oz.

The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's original story, which dates back to the 1890s, wasn't a commercial success at the time, but the film gained popularity after its television debut in 1956. For many of the film's actors, the characters they played became their best-known roles.

While dark stories about the Wizard of Oz cast later came to light, and some actors carried this darkness off the set, others moved on to successful personal and professional lives. So what happened to Dorothy and her friends after they stepped off the Yellow Brick Road?

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