'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini dies
PHOENIX (AP) - Margaret Pellegrini, one of the original Munchkins from the 1939 classic movie "The Wizard of Oz," has died. She was 89.
Pellegrini suffered a stroke on Monday at her Glendale home and died on Wednesday at a Phoenix-area hospital, said Mr Ted Bulthaup, who owns a Chicago theatre where Pellegrini and other Munchkins have made special appearances. He said he learned of Pellegrini's death from her relatives.
With her death, only two of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie are still alive.
Pellegrini had said she was 16 when "The Wizard of Oz" was filmed. She played one of the "sleepy head" kids and wore a flowerpot on her head in the movie.