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Meinhardt Raabe (1915–2010)


Raabe was born in Watertown, Wisconsin, in 1915. In 1934, he was a member of the Midget City cast at the Chicago World's Fair. The money from his appearances at the fair and other places was how he paid for his bachelor's in accounting and master's in business administration. His wife, Marie Hartline, worked for a vaudeville show called Rose's ... See full bio »

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Known For

Little People
(1982)
Entertainment Tonight
(2005)
Biography
Biography Himself
(1997)
The Daily Show
The Daily Show Himself
(1999)

Filmography

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 1939 The Wizard of Oz
Munchkin Coroner (uncredited)
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 2009 The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond (Video documentary) (special thanks - as Meinhardt Rabbe)
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 2009 Hollywood Celebrates Its Biggest Little Stars! (Video short)
Himself
 2009 The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond (Video documentary)
Himself (as Meinhardt Rabbe)
 2005 Because of the Wonderful Things It Does: The Legacy of Oz (Video documentary short)
Himself
 2005 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 19 October 2005 (2005) ... Himself
 2005 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #4.17 (2005) ... Himself
 2001 Memories of Oz (TV Special short documentary)
Himself
 1999 The Daily Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Michael J. Fox (1999) ... Himself
 1997 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow (1997) ... Himself
 1994 I Married a Munchkin (Documentary short)
Himself (uncredited)
 1993 We're Off to See the Munchkins (Video documentary)
Himself
 1990 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1982 Little People (Documentary)
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 2011 Underground Entertainment: The Movie (Documentary)
Meinhardt
 2009 To Oz! The Making of a Classic (Video documentary short)
Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Author of "Memories of a Munchkin," with Daniel Kinske published by Back Stage Books. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Meinhardt Rabbe

Height:

4' 7" (1.4 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Worked for many decades as a spokesman for Oscar Mayer, where he was known as "Little Oscar, World's Smallest Chef". He traveled in the first Wienermobile, produced in 1936. See more »

Trademark:

Best known as the Munchkin Coroner in The Wizard of Oz (1939).

Nickname:

Meiny

Star Sign:

Virgo

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