Margaret Pellegrini as a Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo COA DECEASED
~~Great looking autographed photo by "Munchkin"...Margaret Pellegrini. Margaret Pellegrini signed this photo with a blue Sharpie and also added, "Munchkin Love" above her name.
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Margaret Pellegrini (September 23, 1923 – August 7, 2013) was an American actress best known for playing one of the munchkins from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Until her death in 2013, she was one of the three surviving munchkins, the other two being Jerry Maren and Ruth Robinson Duccini. She was born Margaret Williams in Tuscumbia, Alabama. When she was helping a relative in a potato chip booth at the Tennessee State Fair, a group of little people came by and asked if she wanted to join their show, Henry Kramer's Midgets. "At that time I didn't think I was a midget," says Pellegrini (who then stood about 3 ft. 4 inches).
In the film, Pellegrini played a "sleepyhead" and Munchkin villager. After the film, she married Willie Pellegrini (an average-sized ex-fighter) and had two children.
Through the years, Pellegrini frequently appeared at surviving Munchkins of Oz festivities. She was present in 2007 when the remaining Munchkins were given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was also named the Grand Marshall of this year's annual "Oz-Stravaganza" parade in Chittenango, New York, but health issues prevented her from attending. Near the time of her death, she was described as a widowed great-grandmother living in Glendale, Arizona, with a room in her house devoted to her treasured Oz collectibles.
Pellegrini died on August 7, 2013, in Glendale, Arizona, of complications from a stroke she had in 2012. She was 89.
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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