‘Oz’ Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini Dies at 89


Margaret Pellegrini, best known as the “Flowerpot Munchkin” and one of the “Sleepyhead Kids” in 1939’s history-making cinematic masterpiece: The Wizard Of Oz, died of a stroke on Monday at her home in Phoenix, AZ–according to her representative, Ted Bulthaup.

The 89 year old Pellegrini was one of three surviving Munchkins.

Her death leaves only fellow Phoenix resident Ruth Duccini (95) and “Lollipop Kid” Jerry Maren (93), who lives in Los Angeles.

Today, flowers were placed at the Munchkins’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Nerd Bastards sends our best wishes to her family and friends.

Sources: Deadline, CNN

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