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Ruth Robinson Duccini The Wizard of Oz Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo #2 COA


Great looking autographed photo by "Munchkin"...Ruth Robinson Duccini . Ruth Robinson Duccini signed this photo with a blue Sharpie in February 1999.

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Ruth Duccini (July 23, 1918 Ė January 16, 2014) was an American actress and the second-to-last surviving Munchkin from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, the other survivor being Jerry Maren; Duccini was thus the last surviving female from the film and also the oldest. Her role in the film as a Munchkin villager was not credited. Her most recent appearance was when she (along with the other surviving Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz) was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 21, 2007.[1]

While Duccini could not recall what she earned filming Oz in 2013,[2] the Munchkin village actors were paid $125 a week during filming ($2073 adjusted for inflation).[3]

During World War II, Duccini worked on airplanes in a defense plant. She stated of the experience "The one thing that Iím most proud of, during the Second World War, I worked on airplanes in a defense plant. I was a Rosie the Riveter. Iím really proud of that."[2]

Duccini made the news again when Baroness Margaret Thatcher died and critics of the former Prime Minister tried to propel "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" on the radio charts to celebrate her passing. Duccini and Maren both called the campaign "terrible" and were saddened by the movement while insisting the song was never to be used in such a way.[4]

She died at Las Vegas at the age of 95 in 2014.[5]

The word, "MCVIKES" will not appear on your photo. This autographed photo was placed inside a plastic page, the label was placed on top of the plastic page and this photo was then scanned. If you buy it, you will like it.

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