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RIP Margaret Pellegrini, One Of The Last Living Munchkins From “The Wizard Of Oz”

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RIP Margaret Pellegrini, One Of The Last Living Munchkins From "Wizard Of Oz"
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Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last living munchkins from “The Wizard of Oz,” passed away yesterday in her Phoenix home at the age of 89. You might remember her as one of the “sleepy head” munchkins — the one who wore a flower pot on her head. In the video clip above, she talks about her memories of Judy Garland on set — she was only 15 at the time. Described as a “great lady” with a “robust personality,” Pellegrini spent much of her time touring local schools and sharing her stories about her “Wizard of Oz” experience. Her favorite moral being: “There are two roads in life that you can take — the wrong road and the right road. And remember, there really is no place like home.”

The last two surviving munchkins are Jerry Maren, 93 (of the Lollipop Guild) and Ruth Duccini, 95. In Pellegrini’s honor, I’ve included her famous munchkin scene after the jump.[USA Today] Keep reading »

Don’t Try To Sell Your Stolen Mini Horse On Craigslist


When Tammy Worth’s miniature horse Munchkin was stolen out of her Cooper City, FL front yard earlier this week, she and the neighborhood kids that enjoy hanging out with Munchkin were heartbroken. But then Worth went on Craigslist, and not, oh, 10 minutes later, the not-so-crafty thief had put her horse up for sale on the classifieds site. After an undercover sting operation,19-year-old Tyler Carlin was arrested for trying to sell the horse, and was charged with grand theft of a commercial farm animal. And Munchkin is now safely home! We love a happy ending. [Sun Sentinel] Keep reading »

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