It’s a tragic time for ‘The Wizard of Oz’ followers. Jerry Maren, the oldest dwelling munchkin from the basic movie, has died on the age of 98.
The final dwelling member of the Lollipop Guild has died. Jerry Maren, who performed one of many beloved munchkins within the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, died final week at 98 years outdated, in keeping with TMZ. His funeral was held at Forest Garden in Hollywood. The reason for Jerry’s demise is at present unknown, however he reportedly suffered from dementia. He died at a San Diego nursing care facility. Again in 2016, stories surfaced that Jerry had died after a battle with pancreatic most cancers, however these stories had been unfaithful.
Jerry turned the final recognized dwelling munchkin after the demise of Ruth Duccini in Jan. 2014. Many of the forged from The Wizard of Oz, together with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Margaret Hamilton, and Jack Haley, and Bert Lahr, have all handed away. Caren Marsh Doll, who served as Judy’s dance stand-in, continues to be dwelling at 99 years outdated.
In The Wizard of Oz, Jerry was munchkin wearing inexperienced alongside Jakob “Jackie” Gerlich and Harry Earles. He’s the one who arms Judy’s character, Dorothy, a lollipop. He was solely 18 years outdated when he shot his scenes for the film. After The Wizard of Oz, Jerry went on to have roles in movies akin to Johnny Doesn’t Reside Right here Anymore, Planet of the Apes, and Bigfoot. His final recognized film appearances had been within the 2010 movies Dahmer vs. Gacy and Frankenstein Rising. Jerry was married to his spouse, Elizabeth, for 36 years till her demise in 2011.
The Wizard of Oz stays one of the beloved movies of all-time. The film is performed year-round, with kids and adults of all ages tuning in to observe Dorothy discover the land of Oz. Despite the fact that Jerry’s gone, he’ll by no means be forgotten.