Oz in the News 1.29.11

Actress, stunt player and Mobile native Elizabeth Barrington dies Her credits include roles in the films “Under the Rainbow” and “House,” the television movie “The Dreamer of Oz” and the TV series “Seinfeld.”  Her husband, Jerry Marenghi, who was billed on screen and known to fans as Jerry Maren, is one of only four surviving “Munchkins” from the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz.” He and Elizabeth Barrington were married in 1975.

Turandot by Shanower “I’m about to start adapting the fourth book in the Oz series, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz. These Marvel Comics Oz adaptations have been really popular. I’ve been an Oz fan ever since I was six years old and have worked on countless Oz comics and books before this Marvel Comics Oz series, so it’s pretty much business as usual to be working with this material. For these adaptations of the Oz books, I don’t try at all to make them my own. I just adapt the books as L. Frank Baum wrote them.”


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