Actor Karl Slover passed away yesterday (11/15) from cardiopulmonary arrest. He was 93. Karl had roles in a few features and short films during his career but he was best known for his role as 4 different munchkins in the movie “Wizard Of Oz” (1939). Here’s the Munchkin sequence from the movie. You can see Karl as the lead trumpeter in the Munchkin band, the male “sleepy head” Munchkin in the nest of eggs, one of the Munchkin soldiers, and finally one of the Munchkins who leads Dorothy down the yellow brick road.
I can remember watching this movie as a child and sitting on my mother’s lap when the scary Wicked Witch parts came on. I fully plan to continue that tradition with my own daughter. I just hope my Mom’s lap is big enough for the two of us!
RIP Mr. Slover.