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1990: NBC Presents the Telefilm ‘The Dreamer of Oz’

By Max / Published on Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019 08:44 AM / No Comments / 408 views

On this day in 1990, NBC premiered the telefilm The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, starring John Ritter as the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The film — which tells the story of the origin of one of the most beloved children’s book series of all time — co-starred Annette O’Toole and Rue McClanahan as Baum’s wife and mother-in-law. Also co-starring (in his first credited acting role) was Jason Ritter, John Ritter’s real-life son. (Ritter’s first wife — Jason Ritter’s mother — Nancy Morgan, also appears in the film.)

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