John T. Bambury
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|John T. Bambury|
July 10, 1891|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||November 4, 1960
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City|
John T. Bambury (July 10, 1891 – November 4, 1960) was an American actor with dwarfism, best known for his role as one of the Munchkins in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz. He also had parts in nine other films between 1926 and 1951.
In 2007, all 124 Munchkin actors in Oz were honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For Bambury this was a posthumous honor. Seven surviving Munchkin actors attended the ceremony, including Mickey Carroll, Ruth Duccini, Jerry Maren, Margaret Pellegrini, Meinhardt Raabe, Karl Slover and Clarence Swensen.
- The Girl from Montmartre as Midget; uncredited (1926)
- Upstage as Midget; uncredited (1926)
- The Plot Thickens as Midget; uncredited (1936)
- The Terror of Tiny Town as The Ranch Owner—Pop Lawson (1938); credited as just John Brambury
- The Wizard of Oz as Munchkin; uncredited (1939)
- Maisie Was a Lady as Midget; uncredited (1941)
- Lady in the Dark as Bunny, Midget; uncredited (1944)
- An Angel Comes to Brooklyn as Midget Musician; uncredited (1945)
- Letter from an Unknown Woman as Midget; uncredited (1948)
- Superman and the Mole Men as Mole-Man; uncredited (1951)
- "Munchkins of 'Oz' get a star on Walk of Fame". USA Today. 11/21/2007. Retrieved 08/08/2013.
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