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Oz Munchkin Dead at 93

With Karl Slover's death, only 3 Munchkins remain

(Newser) - When Karl Slover was a boy in what is now the Czech Republic, his 6-foot-6 father tried many ways to make him grow before giving up and selling his 9-year-old son to a traveling carnival. Slover, who has died at the age of 93, never grew taller than 4-foot-5, but... More »

Meinhardt Raabe, 'Oz' Munchkin, Dies at 94

He pronounced Wicked Witch of East 'sincerely dead'

(Newser) - Meinhardt Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in The Wizard of Oz and proclaimed that the Wicked Witch of the East was "really most sincerely dead," has died at 94. His caregiver said Raabe died yesterday morning at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla. He was one of... More »

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