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Margaret Pellegrini, one of the remaining Munchkins from the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," passed away yesterday after suffering a stroke in her Phoenix home. She was 89.

Pellegrini played one of the "Flowerpot" Munchkins who greet Dorothy upon her arrival in Oz. She was in attendance in 2007 when the Munchkins received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In an interview with Phoenix's CBS5 earlier this year, Pellegrini gushed about her experience filming "The Wizard of Oz" as a teenager: "It's wonderful to know that I had part of it, that I was in it," she said. "It showed that we were not only little, but we could do what big people did."

Of the 124 actors who appeared in the classic movie as Munchkins, two are still alive and kicking: Lollipop Kid Jerry Maren, 93, and Ruth Duccini, 95.

[via CNN, CBS5 h/t Yahoo!]
Flowerpot Munchkin From 'Wizard of Oz' Dies at 89

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