Monday, September 20, 2004

R.I.P. Tiny Doll

The New York Times > Obituaries > Elly Annie Schneider, 90, Ex-Munchkin, Dies

Elly Annie Schneider, also known as Tiny Earles and Tiny Doll, passed away earlier this month. While she was best known for playing a Munchkin in THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939), Tiny and her other small siblings--Harry, Daisy, and Grace--had solid careers in both the film industry and the circus, often performing together as The Doll Family. Most notably, Harry and Daisy had featured roles in the notorious Pre-Code era film FREAKS (1932). In that film, Harry played the owner of a traveling carnival and Daisy played his very chaste love interest--brother and sister cast as a couple. I plan on writing more about FREAKS in an upcoming post.

If you would like to see a photo of the Doll Family, please check out my friend's photo blog Snapatorium.

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