Margaret Pellegrini, original Oz Munchkin, RIP

NewImage Margaret Pellegrini, one of the Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz (1939), died today at age 89. Pellegrini was just 16 when she appeared in the film. Of the 124 actors who portrayed Munchkins in the film, there are only two still known to be alive. (Yahoo! Movies)

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  1. Isn't there a religion somewhere that says that when the last Munchkin dies the world will end?

  2. I wondered about the two who were left and I thought about this guy (http://whotv.com/2013/04/10/iowas-munchkin-paullin-sets-the-record-straight/) who is from my home town. As it turns out he is still alive and he was in the filming of The Wizard of Oz, but he found out many years later that the scenes he was in were cut. Bummer!

  3. stEn says:

    I think I saw something like this on Ironic Times, but it bears repeating:
    "As Coroner I must aver,
    I thoroughly examined her,
    and she's not only merely dead,

    she's really most sincerely dead."

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