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"The Wizard of Oz" Munchkin Coroner | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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"The Wizard of Oz" Munchkin Coroner

"The Wizard of Oz" Munchkin Coroner | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Meinhardt Raabe, dressed as the Coroner from "The Wizard Of Oz," shaking hands outdoors with a man wearing a hat and coat. Behind them is the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, and in front of the men is a Speed-o-Racer, a small toy car that has a sign painted on it that reads: "Supercharged 38."
DESCRIPTION
Meinhardt Raabe, dressed as the Coroner from "The Wizard Of Oz," shaking hands outdoors with a man wearing a hat and coat. Behind them is the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, and in front of the men is a Speed-o-Racer, a small toy car that has a sign painted on it that reads: "Supercharged 38."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:26111
Creation Date:circa 1940
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Raabe, Meinhardt : Meinhardt Raabe scrapbooks and sound recording, 1939-1993
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M94-056 4/36/51 Box 1
Original Dimensions:8 x 10 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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
Costume
Hats
Handshaking
Men
Outdoor photography
Toys
Signs and signboards
Automobiles
Cities and towns
Coats

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