Thursday, August 8, 2013

One Of The Last Of The Munchkins Dies

©AP / Margaret Pellegrin

Margaret Pellegrini has died at age 89. 

She was one of the original Munchkins from the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz.

Reports say she suffered a stroke Monday at her home near Phoenix and died Wednesday at a Phoenix-area hospital. This according to Ted Bulthaup who owns a Chicago theater where Pellegrini and other Munchkins have made special appearances over the years.

Bulthaup said he learned of Pellegrini's death from her relatives.

With her death, that means that now only two of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie are still alive.

All of the major stars from the lanmark film have passed on.

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