Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last...

...of the original female Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz, died at age 95. According to her obit in the Times:

She worked in an aircraft factory in Santa Monica, Calif., during World War II, using her short stature to squeeze into hard-to-reach parts of planes.

Ms. Duccini's death leaves only Jerry Maren (middle) who, at 93, is the last surviving member of the original 124 Munchkins. (The video above shows the famous Lollipop Guild scene twice, once with the actors' original voices and again with the dubbed voices that appeared in the movie.)

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