Monday, January 23, 2017

Actresses who have played Dorothy from ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The latest adaptation of the classic children’s novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is the NBC drama “Emerald City,” which premiered Jan. 6.
It stars Adria Arjona as Dorothy Gale, a Kansas girl transported to the fantasy world of Oz.
In the new series, Dorothy is a 20-year-old nurse. In the books series, started in 1900, she was a preteen girl.
Many actresses have portrayed Dorothy in live-action movies and TV shows. What follows is a list of those actresses.

Bebe Daniels, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” (1910)
Violet MacMillan, “His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz” (1914)
Dorothy Dwan, “Wizard of Oz” (1925)
Judy Garland, “The Wizard of Oz” (1939)
Joy Dunstan, “Oz” (1976)
Diana Ross, “The Wiz” (1978)
Fairuza Balk, “Return to Oz” (1985)
Ashanti, “The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz” (2005)
Zooey Deschanel, “Tin Man” (2007)
Paulie Redding, “Dorothy and the Witches of Oz” (2012)
Matreya Scarrwener, “Once Upon a Time” (2014)
Shanice Williams, “The Wiz Live!” (2015)
Teri Reeves, “Once Upon a Time” (2016)
Adria Arjona, “Emerald City” (2017)


Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” (1939)

Diana Ross in “The Wiz” (1978)

Zooey Deschanel in “Tin Man” (2007)

Adria Arjona in “Emerald City” (2017)

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