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I'll get you Tom and Jerry. A-AND THAT LITTLE DOG, TOO!
~ Miss Gulch's gloating after crashing with Tom and Jerry.

Miss Almira Gulch is a strict neighbor of Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. She is the Wicked Witch's Kansas counterpart.

She was portrayed by the late Margaret Hamilton, who also portrayed the Wicked Witch of the West and the Wicked Witch of the East.

Biography

Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, run to their farm in Kansas after an encounter with Miss Gulch, who hit Toto on the back with a rake. No one at the farm seems interested in this, however. Miss Gulch arrives and announces that she will have Toto destroyed because Toto bit her on one of her legs, and got the sheriff to give her an order for it. She takes Toto away in a basket on her bike, but Toto escapes and runs back to Dorothy. Realizing Miss Gulch will return for him, Dorothy and Toto decide to run away. She did not arrive as the tornado struck the farm.

Inside the tornado, Dorothy saw Miss Gulch riding on her bicycle, but Miss Gulch suddenly transformed into a Wicked Witch. Her bicycle becomes a broom at that same moment.

It is unknown if Miss Gulch is killed during the storm while bicycling back to her home or the Gales will be paid another visit by her looking to take Toto away again. However, in most professional play productions, the script used often has Uncle Henry mention to Dorothy when she wakes up that, "A telephone pole fell on her". While that was her fate in the theatrical adaptations, it can be implied to be the same in the film, but if she survived, it's possible also that upon seeing all what Dorothy went through, she just opted to not bother the Gales again.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Wicked Witch of the West | Flying Monkeys | Winkie Guards | Wicked Witch of the East
The Marvelous Land of Oz: General Jinjur | Mombi
Ozma of Oz: Nome King | Nomes | Wheelers
The Emerald City of Oz: Nome King
Tik-Tok of Oz: Nome King | Nomes
The Magic of Oz: Nome King | Kiki Aru

Movies
The Wizard of Oz (1939): Wicked Witch of the West | Flying Monkeys | Winkie Guards | Wicked Witch of the East | Miss Almira Gulch
The Wiz: Evillene
Dorothy in the Land of Oz: Tyrone the Terrible
Return to Oz: Nome King | Princess Mombi | Nomes | Wheelers
Journey Back to Oz: Mombi
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: Wicked Witch of the West | Flying Monkeys | Wicked Witch of the East
Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz: Wicked Witch of the West | Miss Almira Gulch
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz: Princess Langwidere | Nome King | Nomes
Oz the Great and Powerful: Evanora | Theodora
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return: Jester | The Appraiser
Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz: Nome King

Television
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Wicked Witch of the West | General Jinjur | Nome King | Flying Monkeys | Wicked Witch of the East | Mombi | Wheelers | Nomes
Tin Man: The Wicked Witch | Azkadellia
Once Upon a Time: Zelena
Lost in Oz: Fitz
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Wicked Witch of the West | Wilhelmina Witch | Flying Monkeys (Frank and Lyman) | Nome King | Melinda the Mean | Sassy | Wheelers | General Jinjur | Wicked Witch of the East

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