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Rip Ruth Robinson Duccini

Posted by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 9:33 PM
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'Wizard Of Oz' Actress Dead

Last Female Munchkin Dies At Age 95


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An actress who played a Munchkin in the "The Wizard of Oz" has died at age 95 ... and now there's just one surviving little person from the flick.

Ruth Robinson Duccini -- who stood 4 feet tall -- was the longest surviving female Munchkin ... she died of natural causes today at a hospice center in Las Vegas.

Duccini received no screen credit for her role as a Munchkin townsperson -- she was one of 124 little people cast in the movie.

Now ... only one Munchkin survives ... 93-year-old Jerry Maren -- who was a member of the famed Lollipop Guild.



by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 9:33 PM
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Pammi86
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 9:33 PM
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Aww love this movie! Poor lady!

heydooney
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 9:37 PM

I am glad she gets credit now. Too bad they didn't give it when the movie came out.

sukainah
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Oh wow, I always wondered what happened to them.  RIP Ruth!

VintageWife
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:19 PM

:*(

taKENheart
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:21 PM

 I don't know the history with all that.  You mean like at first the "munchkins" were all lumped together and not given credit?

Quoting heydooney:

I am glad she gets credit now. Too bad they didn't give it when the movie came out.

 

taKENheart
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:26 PM
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 I've seen things on MSN about the surviving munchkins over the years.  I'm glad she had a long life ;)

Quoting sukainah:

Oh wow, I always wondered what happened to them.  RIP Ruth!

 

proudmommy690
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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Aww :(
taKENheart
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:29 PM

 I know, me too :(

Quoting VintageWife:

:*(

 

heydooney
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:56 PM
I don't know, I just read the little blurb that said she didn't receive screen credit for her role.

Quoting taKENheart:

 I don't know the history with all that.  You mean like at first the "munchkins" were all lumped together and not given credit?


Quoting heydooney:

I am glad she gets credit now. Too bad they didn't give it when the movie came out.


 

taKENheart
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM

 Oh ok, I just wondered if there was more to that statement in the write up that you knew about.  I bet we could google it.

Quoting heydooney: I don't know, I just read the little blurb that said she didn't receive screen credit for her role.

Quoting taKENheart:

 I don't know the history with all that.  You mean like at first the "munchkins" were all lumped together and not given credit?


Quoting heydooney:

I am glad she gets credit now. Too bad they didn't give it when the movie came out.


 

 

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