L. Frank Baum
Born: May 15, 1856
Died: May 6, 1919
Occupation: Author, actor, screenwriter
Biography: Lyman Frank Baum was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works, and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.