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Electric Cooking with Meinhardt Raabe | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Electric Cooking with Meinhardt Raabe

Electric Cooking with Meinhardt Raabe | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Meinhardt Raabe, dressed as Little Oscar, standing with two women on a television soundstage kitchen.
DESCRIPTION
Meinhardt Raabe, dressed as Little Oscar, standing with two women on a television soundstage kitchen.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:26115
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:O.R. Hoffman Photo Service
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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:10 x 8 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
Stage-settings and scenery
Television broadcasting
Clothing and dress
Costume
Kitchens
Celebrities
Men
Women
Electric signs
Television
Indoor photography

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