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Jerry Maren

Lollipop Munchkin Jerry Maren

Lollipop Munchkin Jerry Maren

Jerry Maren, who played a Munchkin member of The Lollipop Guild, in the 1939 classic MGM film "The Wizard of Oz."

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Standing tall: Schererville man sees challenges as opportunities to learn, grow

Standing tall: Schererville man sees challenges as opportunities to learn, grow

Little person Jeff Williams uses his height to his advantage.

October 18, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Final female 'Oz' Munchkin dead at 95

OFFBEAT: Final female 'Oz' Munchkin dead at 95

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 16, 2014 10:08 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Oz' gets $25 million promo, including Munchkin guest

OFFBEAT: 'Oz' gets $25 million promo, including Munchkin guest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Munchkin Karl Slover, 93, was a favorite of 'Oz' fans of all ages

OFFBEAT: Munchkin Karl Slover, 93, was a favorite of 'Oz' fans of all ages

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 17, 2011 12:00 am
Carol Channing with Munchin couple The Marens

Carol Channing with Munchin couple The Marens

Broadway star Carol Channing, 90, is framed by the late Elizabeth Maren and her husband Jerry Maren, 91, last fall in Hollywood.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Readers have questions about Munchkins, Midget Bar in Chicago and TradeWinds celeb poker

OFFBEAT: Readers have questions about Munchkins, Midget Bar in Chicago and TradeWinds celeb poker

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am
Lollipop Munchkin Jerry Maren

Lollipop Munchkin Jerry Maren

Jerry Maren, 91, who played a Munchkin member of The Lollipop Guild, in the 1939 classic MGM film "The Wizard of Oz" will not attend next month's 2011 30th Annual Wizard of Oz Festival in Chesterton, Ind.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 30th Annual Wizard of Oz Fest in Chesterton will not include 'Lollipop' Munchkin

OFFBEAT: 30th Annual Wizard of Oz Fest in Chesterton will not include 'Lollipop' Munchkin

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Jerry and Elizabeth Maren

Jerry and Elizabeth Maren

Jerry and Elizabeth Maren are shown in this undated photo. Jerry, now 91, played one of the Munchkin Lollipop Guild members in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz." Elizabeth, his devoted wife of 35 years, died Jan. 28, 2011 at age 69.

January 31, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin's wife, Elizabeth Maren, dead at 69

OFFBEAT: 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin's wife, Elizabeth Maren, dead at 69

With her bright red hair and Coke-bottle-thick glasses, Elizabeth Maren always was easy to spot at any of the annual Wizard of Oz Festival in Chesterton each year.

January 31, 2011 12:00 am
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