Jerry Maren, last original Munchkin from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ dies

Jerry Maren, last original Munchkin from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ dies

The International L. Frank Baum and All Things Oz Historical Foundation was saddened to hear about the passing of Jerry Maren the last surviving little person from the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie.

Maren, a member of the Lollipop Guild was a guest of the annual Oz-Stravaganza! for many years. He brought smiles to the faces of Oz fans as he would recite his lines and tell stories about the making of the classic movie.

Autograph lines to meet him were always long, but he always made time to chat and take photos with his fans.

He will be missed but he leaves treasured memories for Oz fans everywhere.

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