'Munchkins' Get Star On Walk Of Fame

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Munchkins are finally getting their due.

The 124 little people from the 1939 movie "Wizard of Oz" are slated to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.

That's good news to 91-year-old Meinhardt Raabe. He played the Munchkin coroner, who proclaimed the Wicked Witch of the East "really, most sincerely dead."

He says he never tires of Munchkin fame.

The 4'7" Raabe lives in Florida, but he says he'll be at the star dedication ceremony.

Raabe doesn't know how many of his fellow Munchkins are still alive. He told the Wisconsin State Journal, "the only ones we know of now are the ones who gather at various Oz film festivals around the country."

The Hollywood Boulevard Theater in Woodridge, Illinois, campaigned to get the Munchkins a star and raised the $25,000 sponsorship fee.

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