Margaret Pellegrini, who played a “flower pot” munchkin in the classic 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz,” died Wednesday (Aug. 7) at her home in Phoenix, Ariz., reports CBS Miami. She was 89 years old.
Pellegrini was also one of the “sleepy head” children in the movie, as in “Wake up, sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed. Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead.”
The actress was only 15 when “Oz” was filmed, which made her one of the youngest actors in the film. There are now only two munchkin actors still living out of over 100 who appeared in the film — Jerry Maren, 93, who was one of the lollipop guild, and Ruth Duccini, 95, who was a munchkin villager.