L. Frank Baum, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

L. Frank Baum

American children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter

Date of Birth: 15-May-1856

Place of Birth: Chittenango, New York, United States

Date of Death: 06-May-1919

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, poet, editor, journalist, stage actor, film producer, children's writer, novelist, film actor, science fiction writer, suffragist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About L. Frank Baum

  • Lyman Frank Baum (; May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author chiefly famous for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels.
  • He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts.
  • He made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and the nascent medium of film; the 1939 adaptation of the first Oz book would become a landmark of 20th-century cinema.
  • His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high-risk and action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

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