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Meinhardt Raabe
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    (September 2, 1915-April 9, 2010)
    Born in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
    Portrayed the Munchkin coroner in 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939)
    Wrote 'Memories of a Munchkin: An Illustrated Walk Down the Yellow Brick Road' (2005)
    Height: 4'7
    He originally planned to be an accountant before being told by one firm, 'You don't belong here. You belong in a carnival.'
    His lines were redubbed with the sped-up voice of another actor.
    He was an Oscar Mayer spokesperson as 'Little Oscar.'
    During World War II, he joined the Civilian Air Patrol and became the shortest licensed pilot in the nation.
    He was married to his wife, Margaret Marie, for 50 years until her death in a car accident.
    He continued appearing at Wizard of Oz conventions and events into his 90s, including the unveiling of a star for the Munchkins on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2007).

Credit: C. Fishel

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