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Wizard of Oz Munchkin Passes

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Credit: ROBYN BECK/Getty Images

Credit: ROBYN BECK/Getty Images

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Sad news today in the Hollywood world and for people right here in Phoenix as well as we lose one of the 3 remaining Munchkins. Margaret Pellegrini, age 89, suffered a stroke and died near her home in Glendale this morning.

You may remember her as a “sleepyhead” Munchkin or the “Flowerpot” Munchkin in the Wizard of Oz, a movie just about everyone has seen.

She was to be the Grand Marshall this year of the annual “Oz-Stavaganza” parade, but health issues prevented her appearance. She was a regular feature at Oz type events over the years and was even present for the presentation of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star given to the Munchkins back in 07.

Fans left flowers for her today on the star. She will be missed…

 

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