18 – Toto earned more than the Munchkins.
The Wizard of Oz’s most famous characters include a young girl named Dorothy, a tin man, a scarecrow, a cowardly lion, and a wicked witch, among many, many others. However, one non-human character got paid more than many of the human actors.
The Cairn Terrier that played Toto (whose real name was Terry) was actually paid a higher salary than the actors who played the Munchkins–$125 per week. In comparison, the three members of the Lollipop Guild only earned between $50 – $100 per week. In Terry’s defense, she was already a movie star, having already appeared in other feature films.