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L. Frank Baum was an American author, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote fourteen novels in the Oz series, as well as nine other fantasy novels, fifty-three short stories, and over 200 poems. He also wrote a number of other works, including plays, stage musicals, and essays. Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, to Benjamin Ward Baum and Cynthia Stanton. He was the seventh of nine children. He was educated at home until he was twelve, when he was sent to Peekskill Military Academy. He later attended the University of Michigan, where he studied journalism. Baum began writing in his twenties, and his first book, Mother Goose in Prose, was published in 1897. His first success came with the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900. The book was an instant success, and Baum went on to write thirteen more books in the Oz series. Baum also wrote a number of other works, including plays, stage musicals, and essays. He was a prolific writer, and his works have been adapted for film, television, and stage. He died in 1919 at the age of 62.

Popular As Lyman Frank Baum (Suzanne Metcalf, Schuyler Staunton, Louis F. Baum, Edith Van Dyne, Laura Bancroft, Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald, John Estes Cooke, Anonymous, Floyd Akers)
Occupation writer,producer,miscellaneous
Age 63 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 15 May, 1856
Birthday 15 May
Birthplace Chittenango, New York, USA
Date of death 6 May, 1919
Died Place Hollywood, California, USA
Nationality United States

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L. Frank Baum Height, Weight & Measurements

At 63 years old, L. Frank Baum height is 6' 1" (1.85 m) .

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Who Is L. Frank Baum's Wife?

His wife is Maud Gage Baum (9 November 1882 - 6 May 1919) ( his death) ( 4 children)

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Wife Maud Gage Baum (9 November 1882 - 6 May 1919) ( his death) ( 4 children)
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L. Frank Baum Net Worth

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"The Wizard of Oz" at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois was nominated for a 2019 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Large Musical Production.


In August 2006 his descendants went to South Dakota to give an official apology to Native Americans for newspaper editorials Baum wrote in December of 1890 advocating the wide-scale extermination of all American Indians. Less than two weeks later, 150 Sioux men, women and children were slaughtered by members of the US 7th Cavalry at the infamous Battle of Wounded Knee, which was long thought to have been instigated by Baum's bigoted editorials.


Had a poem of his quoted in Sally Benson's novel and Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).


Smallwood, Larry Semon, Ethel Meglin, Ted Eshbaugh, and many subsequent to 1939. Ironically, Baum moved to Hollywood at Ozcot to have a quiet place to write, which, of course, resulted in the OFMC. One other notable work by Baum is Tamawaca Folks, a spoof of his vacation town of Macatawa Michigan, taking the name of Michigan author John Esten Cooke and changing it to John Estes Cooke. Baum himself has a supporting role (under a different name) in the novel, which was based on all the vacationers. Baum's health problems limited his life to 63 years, but his literary output was remarkable, though mostly forgotten.


Frank Joslyn Baum sold the film rights of the first Oz book to MGM in 1934, and Walt Disney soon picked up the rest, unable to secure the original from them, for he, too, had desired to make a film version, as had been done before by Baum himself, Otis Turner, Ray C.


He continued writing, sitting up in bed long after his health had failed him, and his final Oz book was published posthumously in 1920. It was only his second attempt at science fiction. Baum's writing attracted legions of fans of all ages, both during and after his lifetime. His work has influenced such writers as Gore Vidal, Ray Bradbury, and Terry Brooks. The Oz series has been continued both officially and unofficially after his death.


He created and headed The Oz Film Manufacturing Company in 1914 and directed one film the year later, after which his son Frank Joslyn Baum took it over, changing the name to Dramatic Feature Films, after the Oz name had been cursed as box-office poison, despite excellent critical reception of J.

Farrell MacDonald's The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914).


He had been an actor, though only successfully in "The Maid of Arran," a newspaper editor ("The Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer"), a store owner (Baum's Bazaar, from which he filed for bankruptcy on New Year's Day of 1899), and motion picture producer and director. He met everything with enthusiasm and talent, but things did not work just right and only became successful again as a writer. Diverse in audience and subject matter, he is best remembered for his fourteen Oz books and their subsidiary fantasies. He is said to have singlehandedly created the fantasy genre out of the Andersen-style literary fairy tale. He used a variety of pseudonyms for juvenile series made at the publishers request, the best known and most successful being as Edith Van Dyne, who was once played by an actress at a luncheon with another publisher who wanted to meet her. The name was later used by Emma Speed Sampson, who continued some of his series. Baum was a kind and gentle family man, who never swore or told dirty jokes, nor was he able to punish his four sons, whom Maud had to handle for him. He was born with a bad heart and suffered several minor attacks, including one induced by The Peekskill Military Academy at age 14. He loved to make fun of the military after that incident, as one can see in his Oz books.


L. Frank Baum became a success with his 1883 production of "The Maid of Arran" in 1882. He was a dreamer, had a printing press and an amateur newspaper, "The Rose Lawn Home Journal" and published a coin and stamp collecting guide. He failed at almost everything through poor business sense.