25 Things You Never Knew About Some Popular Movies

wizard of oz Toto

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.

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