Frank Baum. The Munchkins are described as being the same height as Dorothy and they wear only shades of blue clothing, as blue is the Munchkins' favorite color. Blue is also the predominating color that officially represents the eastern quadrant in the Land of Oz.
He was His death, at a care facility in the La Jolla section, was first reported on Wednesday. A nephew, Lloyd Decker, said the cause was congestive heart failure.
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Please refresh the page and retry. Maren was the last surviving munchkin actor from the film, and made a memorable appearance as part of the "Lollipop Guild" of Munchkinland. Maren was 18 years old when he appeared in the Oscar-winning movie. He was a regular fixture on the popular Seventies game show The Gong Show, throwing confetti as the winner of each week's episode was announced.
Standing at 4 feet 3, Maren was the longest-living member of the munchkins and the last surviving little person to appear in the iconic film. News of his death only began circulating on Wednesday. His nephew Lloyd Decker told the New York Times that the cause of death was congestive heart failure.
Ever since it became a TV staple during the late s, "The Wizard of Oz" has been regarded as a classic family film, part of the fabric of American popular culture. But is there something sinister hidden in this classic movie? According to an urban legend, if you watch the film closely you'll see a scene in which a Munchkin commits suicide by hanging himself.
For Jerry Maren, the central member of the Lollipop Guild, it was also a career maker. My teen-age summers were usually spent jobless and alone, watching Turner Classic Movies in my basement, as if it were a bunker for laying low until it was again. Journalists who spoke to ex-Munchkins did it strictly from hunger, but, in the rare instances when they went deep, an almost unbearably poignant narrative emerged.
The Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz. But in reality the diminutive stars of The Wizard Of Oz were more likely to be happy because they were high on booze and drugs. Slover played the lead trumpet in the fanfare for the Mayor of Oz who welcomes Dorothy to the Technicolor dream.
The revelation that year-old Judy Garland was constantly groped by some of the Munchkins will come as no surprise to those who witnessed their wild antics. They were the residents of the surreal world of Munchkinland in The Wizard of Ozbut behind the scenes the adult dwarf actors were hard-drinking, sex-mad hellraisers. But the Hollywood legend appears to have taken their advances in her stride, even when they were at their most brazen.