Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Friday, 19 September 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini Passes Away
08/08/2013

 

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the original production of "The Wizard of Oz," died Wednesday, the Munchkins spokesman said. She was 89. 

Pellegrini played the flowerpot Munchkin and one of the sleepy head kids in the classic 1939 film, according to spokesman Ted Bulthaup.

She suffered a stroke at her home in Phoenix Monday, Bulthaup said.

Flowers were placed on the Munchkins' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday.

Pellegrini's death leaves just two surviving Munchkins, including Lollipop Kid Jerry Maren, 93, who lives in Los Angeles, and Ruth Duccini, 95, who lives in Phoenix, Bulthaup said.

Pellegrini made several trips to Liberal for Ozfest including a stop as early 1980 for the dedication of Dorothy's House, and in 1985 for Oliver Brown's Birthday celebration. Margaret was a favorite with the Oz fans in Liberal

 

© CNN
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Cimarron Man Injured In Vehicle Pursuit
Friday's Scores
Redskins Win Turnover Tussle in Guymon
Kismet Fire Station To Be Discussed At Special Meeting
Ogallala Aquifer To Be Discussed At Kansas State Fair
Oklahoma Releases A-F Report Cards For Schools
Oklahoma Says $1.5 Million Available in Drought Grants
Feds Allow Kansas To Withold Test Results
Redskins Handle Great Bend in WAC Opener
Friday's Games
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Friday's Games
Middle School Scores
Hooker OK Native To Be Honored With Memorial In Italy
Redskins Bounce Back with Win Over Garden City
LHS Spikers Out-Dual Dodge City
Liberal's Slatten Wins Hays Meet
Liberal Girls Compete in Garden City
Meade County Crash Injures Fowler Man
KU Students To Offer Free Flu Shots In Southwest Kansas Saturday
SWH's Florencio DeLa Torre Wins Billy's 10 Best Scholarship
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group