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Was Michael Jackson the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz?

Last Updated: 18th February, 2020

Michael Jackson, a former Motown star and close friend of Diana Ross, was cast as the Scarecrow.

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Keeping this in view, what was the Scarecrow missing in the Wizard of Oz?

The Tinman wanted a heart, the Scarecrow wanted a brain and the Cowardly Lion wanted courage.

Similarly, how did the scarecrow die from the Wizard of Oz? cancer

In this manner, who was supposed to play the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz?

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What does the Wizard of Oz symbolize?

Hugh Rockoff suggested in 1990 that the novel was an allegory about the demonetization of silver in 1873, whereby “the cyclone that carried Dorothy to the Land of Oz represents the economic and political upheaval, the yellow brick road stands for the gold standard, and the silver shoes Dorothy inherits from the Wicked

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