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'Wizard of Oz'

One of the Last Remaining

Munchkins Dies

8/7/2013 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ding dong ... one of the last remaining Munchkins from the "Wizard of Oz" movie has passed away.

Margaret Pellegrini reportedly died this morning around 7AM near her home in Phoenix, AZ after suffering a stroke. She was 89.

Standing at 3 ft. 4 inches, Pellegrini played multiple "Munchkin" parts in the movie, including a "sleepyhead" and a Munchkin villager.

Pellegrini was one of three surviving Munchkins from the 1939 classic film, leaving only two behind: 93-year-old Jerry Maren, and 95-year-old Ruth Duccini.

R.I.P.

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Grandma Cracker    

Oh, bless her. Seventy nine for a little person is an amazing life.

440 days ago
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Wow ...    

R.I.P. My condolences to all who loved her.

440 days ago
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maara x kloun    

so now it`s just down to harvey,the last munch still alive funny who knew

440 days ago
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Jennifer De La Rosa    

So sad

440 days ago
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maara x kloun    

harvey is the last munch kin ha ha ha

440 days ago
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maara x kloun    

i had lunch with with the munchkins at buzzsaws in grand rapids MINN it was flap jacks and wow those munchkins love thier pancakes I never saw any one eat so much.

440 days ago
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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

I can't believe somebody actually keeps track of these things.

440 days ago
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Vancouver    

Rest in peace and thank you for the entertainment you have given us all.

440 days ago
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Shannon    

:(

440 days ago
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Viper652    

She looks 109

440 days ago
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Peter Popoff    

It's a small world after all

440 days ago
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KARMA K    

What a classic movie,and im sure classy lady! Thanks for the great movies and memories! Rip, your with god, now and happy and healthy!

440 days ago
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TMZCrazy    

So sorry to hear this. How great it must have been to be a part of "The Wizard of Oz!" May she rest in peace. Hi Harvey! What's up?!

440 days ago
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Joe Kona    

What I don't understand is why...WHY...tmz said NOTHING about the passing of Eileen Brennan????

Did she do something to piss Harvey off? I know...hard to believe Miss Levin would hold a grudge.

She was far more famous than this 'actress'...puhlease.

But, RIP indeed.

440 days ago
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Areader    

The Ding dong opening wasn't necessary TMZ....

Funny, I don't recall any cute opening lines when TMZ's Jim Paratore passed away!


TMZ should be just as respectful when others pass away!

440 days ago
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