Margaret Pellegrini dies: Munchkin actress in The Wizard of Oz dies at 89

Margaret Pellegrini played one of the 124 Munchkins at the age of 15. Photo: Shadow2700/Wikimedia Commons

Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last surviving actresses who played a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz, has died. She was 89 years old.

According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, Pellegrini passed away at her Phoenix, Ariz. home on Wednesday. Amongst the 124 actors who filled Munchkin roles in the 1939 classic, she was one of the youngest.

The Post-Standard reports that Pellegrini suffered a stroke last year.