Oz in the News 7.25.20

Alabama native had role of a lifetime as a Munchkin in ‘Wizard of Oz’ Margaret Williams Pellegrini gained fame in one of the most-watched films in cinema history, yet you may not recognize this Alabama native’s name. Born Margaret Williams in Tuscumbia on September 3, 1923, she played two roles in the same film when she was only 15 years old, portraying a “sleepy head” Munchkin and a “flower pot” Munchkin in 1939′s “The Wizard of Oz.” Margaret is quoted in a biographical summary as saying she didn’t know she was a little person when she was first approached to be in show business because she thought she might continue to grow.

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