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Did any of the Munchkins kill themselves during the filming of The Wizard of Oz?



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No. There were mishaps during the filming of The Wizard of Oz, such as a broom exploding, hair catching on fire, and toxic aluminum powder coating lungs and irritating skin. But the accidental or deliberate taking of a life wasn't among the mishaps. In the story, the Wicked Witches of the East and of the West were killed, by a house landing on the former and by water being thrown on the latter. But these killings weren't for real. Readers and viewers should remember that the movie respected the original intention of author and Oz series originator Lyman Frank Baum [May 15, 1856-May 5, 1919], to present the royal histories of Oz, for the enjoyment of children.