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The Wizard of Oz, the medical drama

CBS is turning The Wizard of Oz into a medical drama. The program in development, titled Dorothy, is “a medical soap based in New York City, inspired by the characters and themes immortalized in The Wizard of Oz.” Oh, the noive. (Entertainment Weekly)

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)