Munchkin Mayor's famed 'Oz' vest displayed at Chicagoland casino

A VESTED INTEREST -- German-born and -raised tiny actor Charlie Becker played the Mayor of Munchkinland in the classic 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz." The original checkered vest Becker wore as part of his costume for the movie is displayed in a glass case in the one of the lobbies of the Hollywood Casino in Aurora, Ill. Becker, who died in 1968, will be well represented in spirit on Tuesday when the remaining surviving Munchkins receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Times Archive Photo)
November 17, 2007 12:00 am

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