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Meinhardt Raabe as Little Oscar with Wienermobile

Meinhardt Raabe as Little Oscar with Wienermobile | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Meinhardt Raabe, dressed as Little Oscar, receiving the key to the city of Wisconsin Dells, while standing in front of the Wienermobile.
DESCRIPTION
Meinhardt Raabe, dressed as Little Oscar, receiving the key to the city of Wisconsin Dells, while standing in front of the Wienermobile.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:50493
Creation Date:July 01 1955
Creator Name:Reese, Oliver
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Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, b/w copy
Original Format Number:PH 6062.A BS
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 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
Advertising
Meat industry
Celebrities
Dwarfs
Men
Signs and signboards
Automobiles

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