Last Munchkin dies aged 98

Discussion in 'Arts, Entertainment, Music, TV and Books' started by classic33, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. classic33

    classic33 Well-Known Member

    Jerry Maren, the last surviving actor to play a Munchkin in the original Wizard of Oz film, has died in California at the age of 98.

    Maren portrayed one of the 124 members of the Munchkin Lollipop Guild in the classic 1939 film.

    The role saw him become known as the "lollipop kid" after handing a lollipop to Dorothy - played by Judy Garland.

    His funeral service was held on Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery in Hollywood Hills.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44386487

    Was he also the last remaining cast member?
     
  2. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    I hated the Wizard of Oz. Horrible film that is like a boomerang. It just keeps coming back.^_^. He had a good innings though didn't he.
     
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    classic33

    classic33 Well-Known Member

    "Dave" the barman in Minder died recently. He was also in that other film you like.
     
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  4. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member


    Which one? Not Zulu by and chance? :laugh:
     
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