Oz Munchkin Dies

munchkin margaret-pellegrinOne of the last remaining Munchkins from the “Wizard of Oz” movie has passed away.

Margaret Pellegrini 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.munchkin margaret-pelligrini-wizard-of-oz

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