Karl Slover, one of the last surviving cast members of the 1939 hit “The Wizard of Oz,” has passed away at age 93, reports the BBC. Slover was one of the smallest male Munchkins in the movie. He played the lead trumpeter, a townsman in Munchkinland and a soldier.
John Fricke, author of “100 Years of Oz,” tells the BBC, “Of the 124 little people, he’s one of the handful who got to
enjoy this latter-day fame, to have people know who he was and be able
to pick him out of the crowd in the movie.”
In 2007, seven of the survivor Munchkins were honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. One of them, Meinhardt Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner, passed away in April 2010. Slover is in the below picture, which is from the Walk of Fame ceremony. He is in the middle wearing a brown suit. Raabe is on the far left.