June 1, 1890: Born, Frank Morgan, best known for his role as the Wizard of Oz. Margaret Hamilton (who played the Wicked Witch) said she got teary-eyed whenever she watched the scene where he dug into his bag for gifts: "Frank Morgan was just like that in real life," she said. "Very generous."
Frank Morgan. The Wizard of Oz, Professor Marvel, The Guard at the Gates, Cabbie, Soldier. Frank Morgan [1890–1949] (Professor Marvel / The Guard at the Gates / Cabbie / Soldier / The Wizard of Oz) starred in more than 30 additional motion pictures in the years following 1939, including his Academy Award-nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in "Tortilla Flat" in 1942; the actor had already been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for 1934's "The Affairs of Cellini."