Jerry Maren: Last Wizard of Oz Munchkin dies aged 98

Jerry Maren: Last Wizard of Oz Munchkin dies aged 98
 

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 Judi Garland.
His funeral service was held on Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery in Hollywood Hills.
Maren, real name Gerard Marenghi, had been suffering from dementia is recent years, TMZ reported.
Actress Pam Dubious paid tribute to her "close... read more

 
6 June 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 48
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