10 April 2010

Is "Wizard of Oz" Cast Cursed?

Just this morning came word of the death of Meinhardt Raabe, one of the original cast members of the movie "The Wizard of Oz" -- just the latest in a long string of deaths among cast members of this film.

Is "The Wizard of Oz" cursed? Just look at the facts:

Judy Garland, the film's Dorothy: dead
Frank Morgan, the Wizard himself: dead
Ray Bolger, the Scarecrow: dead
Bart Lahr, the Cowardly Lion: dead
Jack Haley, the Tin Man: dead
(In a weird twist, Buddy Ebsen, the man originally cast to play the Tin Man, also died.)
Billie Burke, Glinda the Good Witch: dead
Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch of the West: dead
Clara Blandick, Aunt Em: dead

It seems this movie's evil tentacles have even reached out to claim innocent Terry the dog, who played Toto, who is also dead.

And now, Raabe, the town coroner, is dead.

Who will be next?

Is "The Wizard of Oz" cursed?

You decide.

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