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12 items from 2011


Morning Meme: Dylan McDermott Is Happy Naked, Bryan Fuller's "The Munsters" Is a Go, and "Fraggle Rock"'s Racial Slur?

17 November 2011 3:12 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Dylan McDermott has no problem being naked on American Horror Story, though he admits to covering up between takes (unlike a certain vampire on HBO). "When I'm in the role, in the moment, I'm comfortable. After they yell 'cut,' I don't need to put my balls in someone's face." He also says he's being hit on by a lot more gay men than he's used to, "Honestly, I'm cool with everyone, and people pick up on that. I'd say, 'I'm not gay, but it's all good'. It's kind of like going to Paris when you don't know the language: some Americans get into trouble over there, but I'm just like, 'Sorry, I don't speak French.'"

The Coming Out Story I Never Thought I'd Write.

A group of millionaires descended on Capitol Hill to demand that Congress raise their taxes by letting the Bush tax cuts expire.

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- Ed Kennedy

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Wizard of Oz's 'Munchkin' Karl Slover dies at 93 - Realbollywood.com News

16 November 2011 11:23 PM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Nov 17: Karl Slover, who played Munchkins in the 1939 classic film, 'The Wizard of Oz,' has died. He was 93.

Laurens County Deputy Coroner Nathan Stanley said that Slover died of cardiopulmonary arrest on Tuesday afternoon in a suburban Atlanta hospital.

Slover was best known for playing the lead trumpeter in the Munchkins' band but also had roles as a townsman and soldier in the film.

Slover was one of the tiniest male Munchkins in the 1939 classic.

After Slover retired, he continued to appear around the country at festivals and events related to the movie.

He was one of seven Munchkins at. »

- Machan Kumar

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Munchkin Karl Slover dies at age 93

16 November 2011 5:13 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

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. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin Karl Slover Dead at 93

16 November 2011 2:15 PM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Everett Karl Slover

Karl Slover, the lead trumpeter in “The Wizard of Oz” Munchkins’ band, has died. The 4-foot-5 Slover died of cardiopulmonary arrest in a central Georgia hospital, according to Laurens County Deputy Coroner Nathan Stanley. The actor was 93.

Measuring the smallest of all the munchkins in the film, Slover also had uncredited roles as a “Sleepyhead,” lists the Internet Movie Database. Slover was born in the now Czech Republic and named Karl Kosiczky. He was the only dwarf-sized member of his family. »

- WSJ Staff

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Page 2: Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Titanic, Star Wars, Star Trek, Muppets, Young Adult, Inglourious Basterds, Twilight, Firefly, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Space Jam

16 November 2011 1:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 46 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might've missed that you think should go in /Film's Page 2 - email us [2]! Header Photo [3]: Winter is Coming... to Starbucks? Karl Slover, one of the last surviving actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz has died [4] at age 93. timemachineyeah spent four days painting [5] her refrigerator to look like the Tardis. Warner Bros.' upcoming Lego movie will generate [6] up to $48 million in local spending in Australia and be shot at Fox Studios Australia. [7] Chocolate Gollum Sculpture [8] By Hakan Martensson Drew Struzan's original »

- Peter Sciretta

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'Wizard Of Oz' Munchkin Karl Slover Dies At Age 93

16 November 2011 8:58 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

There's an old adage that "short people live longer," and Karl Slover was a testament to that. The diminutive actor and singer, most famous for playing one of the Munchkins in "The Wizard of Oz," passed on yesterday at the age of 93.

The Associated Press reports that Slover, born Karl Kosiczky in what is now the Czech Republic in 1918, died of cardiopulmonary arrest at a hospital in Georgia. He was still appearing at events as recently as last week.

In addition to his most famous role as the first trumpeter to herald the Munchkin mayor's entrance, Slover had three other roles in the 1939 fantasy classic: a soldier, one of the sleepy heads, and one of the singers of "Follow the Yellow Brick Road." He was 21 at the time, the shortest of the Munchkins at 4-feet-4, making the mere 5-foot Judy Garland a towering giant in comparison.

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- Max Evry

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'Wizard Of Oz' Munchkin Karl Slover Dies At 93

16 November 2011 7:37 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Karl Slover, one of the last surviving actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 classic film, "The Wizard of Oz," has died. He was 93.

The 4-foot-5 Slover died of cardiopulmonary arrest Tuesday afternoon in a central Georgia hospital, said Laurens County Deputy Coroner Nathan Stanley. According to friends, as recently as last weekend, Slover appeared at events in the suburban Chicago area.

Slover was best known for playing the lead trumpeter in the Munchkins' band but also had roles as a townsman and soldier in the film, said John Fricke, author of "100 Years of Oz" and five other books on the movie and its star, Judy Garland. Slover was one of the tiniest male Munchkins in the movie.

Long after Slover retired, he continued to appear around the country at festivals and events related to the movie. He was one of seven Munchkins at the 2007 unveiling of a star »

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Wizard Of Oz Munchkin Karl Slover Dead at 93

16 November 2011 7:21 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Which leads to the burning question: How many Munchkins are left? He is best known for being the first trumpeter in the film but he also was one of the Munchkin soldiers, the only sleepy head boy in the nest of Munchkin eggs, and, one of the singers who led Dorothy down the yellow brick road. Like several of the other small actors, he had a part in the all-midget western The Terror Of Tiny Town in 1938. Laurens County, Georgia  Coroner Nathan Stanley says Karl Slover died around 3:40 Tuesday afternoon at Fairview Park Hospital. Stanley said he died of cardiopulmonary problems caused by old age. Slover was 93.

From the BBC News Website:

Actor Karl Slover, who was best known for playing a Munchkin in the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, has died aged 93.

The star, who passed away on Tuesday with heart problems, was one of the last surviving cast members. »

- Tom Stockman

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'The Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Karl Slover -- Dead at 93

16 November 2011 3:30 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The guy who played the lead trumpeter in the Munchkin band in " The Wizard of Oz " died yesterday at the age of 93 ... reducing the number of living "munchkins" down to 3. Karl Slover -- who played multiple munchkin roles in the 1939 classic --  passed away in a Georgia hospital after going into cardiopulmonary arrest. Standing just 4-foot-5, Slover was actually one of the shortest Munchkins ... and even appeared at a "Wizard of Oz" event in Chicago just last week. »

- TMZ Staff

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Karl Slover Dead: 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Dies at 93

16 November 2011 2:20 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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Actor Karl Slover, best known for playing a Munchkin in the 1939 classic 'The Wizard of Oz,' passed away Tuesday. He was 93. You can see Slover playing the lead trumpet when the Munchkin mayor arrives in the land of Oz. According to the AP, the actor was born Karl Kosiczky in what is now the Czech Republic. He moved to the United States in his late 20s and joined a circus vaudeville group called the Singer Midgets; the group would later be cast as Munchkins. Over the years, Slover has made appearances at 'Wizard of Oz' reunions and fan festivals.

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- Moviefone Staff

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Actor Who Played Munchkin In 'The Wizard Of Oz' Dies

16 November 2011 12:21 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Dublin, Ga. — Karl Slover, one of the last surviving actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 classic film, "The Wizard of Oz," has died. He was 93.

The 4-foot-5 Slover died of cardiopulmonary arrest Tuesday afternoon in a suburban Atlanta hospital, said Laurens County Deputy Coroner Nathan Stanley. According to friends, as recently as last weekend, Slover appeared at events in the suburban Chicago area.

Slover was best known for playing the lead trumpeter in the Munchkins' band but also had roles as a townsman and soldier in the film, said John Fricke, author of "100 Years of Oz" and five other books on the movie and its star, Judy Garland. Slover was one of the tiniest male Munchkins in the movie.

Long after Slover retired, he continued to appear around the country at festivals and events related to the movie. He was one of seven Munchkins at the 2007 unveiling of a star »

- AP

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Munchkin Star Slover Dies

16 November 2011 12:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The Wizard Of Oz star Karl Slover has died at the age of 93.

Slover, one of the last surviving actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 film, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in an Atlanta, Georgia hospital on Tuesday.

The actor, who had pituitary dwarfism, appeared in several films throughout his career but is best known for playing the lead trumpeter in The Wizard Of Oz's Munchkins band.

He regularly appeared at promotional events related to the movie after his retirement.

John Fricke, author of the book 100 Years of Oz, says, "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."

Only three other actors who played Munchkins are still alive, according to the Associated Press. »

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