*Really Most Sincerely…
His name did not appear on the screen when credits rolled at the end of The Wizard of Oz, but Meinhardt Raabe’s
13-second appearance in the 1938 movie as the Munchkin coroner pronouncing the Wicked Witch of the East “really most sincerely dead”—after averring that he “thoroughly examined her”—earned the Wisconsin native a permanent place in pop culture history and the affection of generations of fans that may never have known his name until his death on April 9 made the news and spurred endless TV repeats of the memorable scene in which the Coroner, attired in a costume that included dyed yak hair used to make a handlebar mustache and long beard and a huge hat with a rolled brim, assures Dorothy of Kansas, and the assembled multitude of Singer Midgets, that the feared Witch has gone to her just reward.

*’Everyone Was In Awe of Her’: Remembering WILMA MANKILLER
By Rob Capriociosso

*’I Want To Be Remembered As One Who Tried’

*’Our brothers and sisters are crying to us, ‘Is anyone listening? Does anyone care?’’

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