[Gossip] Last Female Munchkin From The Wizard of Oz Passes Away
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.16.2014
Ruth Robinson Duccini was ninety-five...
The last remaining female Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz has passed away. TMZ reports that Ruth Robinson Duccini died of natural causes at a hospice center in Las Vegas at the age of ninety-five. Duccini, like many of the little people cast as the Munchkins, received no screen credit for the role. She only had one other film role, that of a "Hotel Rainbow Guest" in the 1981 comedy Under the Rainbow which used the Munchkins as a plot element.
Duccini worked on airplanes in a defense plant during World War II, naming that in a March 2013 interview as "the one thing that I'm most proud of." She, along with the other surviving Munchkins at the time, receieved a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Duccini was one of two surviving Munchkins remaining; only ninety-three year-old Jerry Maren remains.
On behalf of 411, our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Ms. Duccini.