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Wizard of Oz Munchkin Coroner

Wizard of Oz Munchkin Coroner
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Title: Wizard of Oz Munchkin Coroner
Description: Meinhardt Raabe dressed as the Coroner from "The Wizard Of Oz" shaking hands with a man in a hat.

Image ID: 26111
Raabe, Meinhardt : Scrapbooks, 1939-1993
Genre: Photograph
Meinhardt Raabe (born September 2, 1915, in Jefferson County, Wisconsin) is one of the oldest surviving Munchkin-actors from The Wizard of Oz, and is now the only surviving cast member with any significant dialogue in the film. He appeared in an October 2005 episode of Entertainment Tonight with eight more surviving Munchkins, and made a guest appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on April 11, 2005. In addition to his role in the film, wherein he played the coroner who pronounced the death of the Wicked Witch of the East, Raabe worked for many decades as a spokesman for Oscar Mayer. Raabe graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1937, and appeared in The Wizard of Oz in 1939. He died at the age of 94 in Penney Farms, Florida on April 9, 2010.
Subjects: Men

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