Munchkins get star
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The seven surviving actors who portrayed munchkins in the classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Margaret Pellegrini points to the newest addition on the block. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Jerry Maren portrayed the “lollipop kid” in the movie. The seven surviving little people arrived at the ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in a horse-drawn carriage, trailed by a marching band. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Ruth Duccini, left, makes her way down the yellow carpet that resembles the yellow brick road in “The Wizard of Oz.” Pellegrini reaches out to help her as Meinhardt Raabe looks on. Raabe was the munchkin who pronounced the Wicked Witch of the East dead after Dorothy’s house landed on her. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Pellegrini, dressed in full munchkin garb, stands in front of L.A. City Councilman Tom Labonge. Pellegrini played two munchkins in the movie and wore a hat that looked like a flowerpot. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Pellegrini speaks to the crowd in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where “The Wizard of Oz” premiered almost 70 years ago. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Karl Slover, standing in front of L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti, holds a plaque that denotes his placement on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
The Munchkins from “The Wizard of Oz” arrive in a carriage to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. From left, Jerry Maren, Margaret Pelligrini and Meinhardt Raabe. (Damian Dovarganes / AP)
Actor Mickey Carroll, the Munchkin Town Crier from “The Wizard of Oz,” jokes as he arrives for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Damian Dovarganes / AP)
Margaret Pelligrini and Meinhardt Raabe arrive in a horse-drawn carriage for the ceremony to present them with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 20. (AFP/Getty Images)
Actors who played some of the original Munchkins in the 1939 movie classic “The Wizard of Oz.”

From left, Meinhardt Raabe, Clarence Swensen, Jerry Maren (the Lollipop Kid) and Karl Stover. (AFP / Getty Images)