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'Wizard Of Oz' Actress Dead

Last Female Munchkin Dies At Age 95

1/16/2014 3:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0116-stephen-cox-ruth-ducciniAn actress who played a Munchkin in the "The Wizard of Oz" has died at age 95 ... and now there's just one surviving little person from the flick.

Ruth Robinson Duccini -- who stood 4 feet tall -- was the longest surviving female Munchkin ... she died of natural causes today at a hospice center in Las Vegas.

Duccini received no screen credit for her role as a Munchkin townsperson -- she was one of 124 little people cast in the movie.

Now ... only one Munchkin survives ... 93-year-old Jerry Maren -- who was a member of the famed Lollipop Guild.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

wtf, the grim reaper working is overtime for old Hollywood today :''(

283 days ago
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rhode    

OH my. Another R.I.P. today.

283 days ago
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Buggs-Bunny    

Rest in Peace Ruth.

283 days ago
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Princess niki    

Wow third death on tmz to day smh yep Mobid year

283 days ago
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flyers    

Don't think I can count the last female munchkin as an official number three, but I did love the Wizard of Oz, sad that we are losing so many from my old favorites today.

283 days ago
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Jessica     

Wow, what amazing age she lived to for a little person! R.I.P Ruth Robinson Duccini.

283 days ago
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JA    

Rest in peace, dear Ruth

283 days ago
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Eric in L.A.    

Jerry Maren (last living Munchkin) came into a store I was working in as a teenager in the early 80's. I found out he lived nearby. He is a very nice man to me. We talked for a few minutes. I guess he is the last of the little people. Good for him.

283 days ago
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chicagoannie    

She was on Johnathon Brandmeier's Chicago radio show last year and was still a hoot. Had all her wits about her and was very charming. RIP, little lady.

283 days ago
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Kelly    

Farewell my favorite pot head.

283 days ago
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BigSamStewart    

May God rest this poor little old midget's soul.

283 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

One of the best movies of all time. She was so lucky to have been a part of it and to have lived such a long life.

283 days ago
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Marcus    

She's off to see the Wizard... the wonderful Wizard of Oz!

283 days ago
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Nobody Special    

Justin Beaver is part of The Lollipop Twink Guild now, he will carry the flame from Jerry.

283 days ago
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mike53051    

R.I.P

283 days ago
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