Jerry Maren

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Jerry Maren’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Jerry Maren

Place Of Birth

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA


102 years old

Birth Date

January 23, 1920

Star Sign


Jerry Maren Facts

Child Star?




Net Worth

$300 thousand

Current Partner

Elizabeth Barrington


1.3m (4'3"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Monkey

About Jerry Maren

Jerry Maren was a movie actor, stuntman, and a part of a miscellaneous crew.
He was born in Lynn, Massachusetts US. He's known by his nickname Gerald Marenghi. He married Elizabeth Barrington.
He appeared in 'The Wizard Of Oz' as a lollipop munchkin member of the lolipop guild. It was a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie that was released in 1939.
In 2014, Munchkin Ruth Duccini died, and Jerry Maren became the last adult living oz munchkin. He had a distinct speaking and singing role, and he was the last living cast member.
On May 24, 2018, when Jerry Maren was 98 years old, he died in a care facility in La Jolla, California. He had various diseases such as senile dementia, heart failure, and cachexia. He was the last living performer who co-starred as a circus performer in a Marx Brothers film.

Jerry Maren’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Jerry Maren’s net worth?

Jerry Maren's net worth is estimated to be $300,000 based on his professional achievements.

How much did Jerry Maren earn per year?

The annual income of Jerry Marenghi is not yet disclosed to the public.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Jerry Maren?

Jerry Maren was 4 ft 6 in (130 cm) tall.

How old was Jerry Maren?

Jerry Maren was born on January 24, 1920, in Lynn, Massachusetts, and died on May 28, 2018, in La Jolla, California, at the age of 98 years old.

Childhood And Education

His father was Emil Marenghi. He was the oldest child of his parents. His father used to work in a shoe factory.
When Jerry Maren was 12 years old, he, along with his sister, began taking dance lessons.
Under the guidance of his dance instructor, he hosted a show named 'Three Steps And One Half' and went on a tour.
From the tour, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer saw Jerry and selected him for a role as a movie actor in his movie, as he was looking for someone who could match his requirements for the role.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Jerry Maren’s partner?

Jerry Maren married Elizabeth Barrington in 1975. Their marriage ended when she died at the age of 69 in 2011. They didn't have any children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

  • Jerry Maren was best known for his roles as a member of the lollipop guild in 'The Wizard Of Oz', and 'At The Circus', in which he co-starred with Groucho Marx, 1938's 'The Terror Of Tiny Town' marked Jerry's film debut, and for McDonald's advertisements, where Jerry Maren portrayed Mayor McCheese.
    Born on January 24, 1920, Jerry Maren's zodiac sign was Aquarius.
    Jerry Maren was 4 ft 6 in (130 cm) tall.
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