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Munchkin Soldier, Lewis Croft has passed away
Posted by husk_charmer 2008-05-11 11:33:25


For those Oz fans, I got this in my e-mail this morning:

"Lewis A. Croft, who played a Munchkin soldier in the 1939 MGM film classic "The Wizard of Oz" opposite Judy Garland, has died, according to funeral director Craig Geary of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley, Idaho.

According to Geary, who announced news of the death Friday, Croft, 88, died of natural causes just outside Shelley on April 29, just three days shy of his 89th birthday May 2."

re: Munchkin Soldier, Lewis Croft has passed away
Posted by Lavieboheme2 2008-05-11 11:53:16


that sucks!
poor midget.

re: Munchkin Soldier, Lewis Croft has passed away
Posted by Lavieboheme2 2008-05-11 11:53:17


re: Munchkin Soldier, Lewis Croft has passed away
Posted by Jon 2008-05-11 23:03:15


In the ealy days of my youth,I saw Munchkins nearly every day.

I lived in Flushing, Queens in the early 1960's. Flushing was the site of the 1939 World's Fair (as well as the 1964 one). The Singer Midgets, who played the Munchkins in Wizard of Oz, did a stage show at the 1939 fair. After the fair closed, many of them settled in Flushing. So it was not uncommon to see a Munchkin or two waking down the street, or in the grocery store

re: Munchkin Soldier, Lewis Croft has passed away
Posted by husk_charmer 2008-05-12 12:20:18


That's pretty awesome Jon...or would that be Oz-some?

re: Munchkin Soldier, Lewis Croft has passed away
Posted by AbbaRabbit 2008-05-12 12:23:28


awww thats sad.
i remember watching a documentary about him and the other surviving munchkins a few years ago.