(b. Dec. 9, 1902) There were many exceptional people born on this date, but Margaret was exceptional among them. Before becoming an actress she was a dedicated schoolteacher with no patience for tomfoolery. Through acting she could afford to raise her son and throughout her life she fought for the strength of public education and advocated for animals.
Of course she is most well known as the frightening Almira Gulch (The Wicked Witch of the West). Later in her life she went on Mister Rogers' show to let the children know that it was just makeup. It's just makeup. Remember that.
Margaret Hamilton (as The Wicked Witch):