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Jerry Maren (born 24 January 1920; age 96) is an actor who appeared as a copper-skinned alien in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Journey to Babel".

Born as Gerald Marenghi in Boston, Massachusetts, he is best known for his role as a Munchkin member of the Lollipop Guild in the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz. He also appeared in the sitcom Seinfeld. Maren once mentioned, in an interview, that the Munchkins were paid a mere $50.00 a week while shooting The Wizard of Oz, while the dog, Toto, was paid $200.00 a week.

Jerry Maren is the last surviving Munchkin.

Maren "is well cared for by relatives in Southern California. He doesn’t do appearances any more, but he’s about as healthy as can be at 96." [1]

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