Actor Meinhardt Raabe (b.1915) died of an heart attack on April 9. Raabe only appeared in a few films and is most notable for his portrayal of the coroner in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. Raabe continued to make appearances at Wizard of Oz conventions until his death. In 2005, Raabe published his autobiography, Memories of a Munchkin: An Illustrated Walk Down the Yellow Brick Road which talked about the film, his work at the 1933 world’s fair, as a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol, and as the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile driver.
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