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'Oz' Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini dead at age 89

'Oz' Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini dead at age 89

Margaret Pellegrini, one of the three surviving original Munchkins from the legendary 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz," died early Wednesday in an assisted living care center near Phoenix, Ariz. She was 89, and would have celebrated her 90th birthday on Sept. 23.

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Chesterton's Wizard of Oz Fest could end without new sponsor

Chesterton's Wizard of Oz Fest could end without new sponsor

CHESTERTON | A new sponsoring organization is needed to assume the duties of managing and coordinating Chesterton's annual Wizard of Oz Festival or the event is likely to cease.

February 11, 2013 6:15 pm
OFFBEAT: Readers have questions about Munchkins, Midget Bar in Chicago and TradeWinds celeb poker

OFFBEAT: Readers have questions about Munchkins, Midget Bar in Chicago and TradeWinds celeb poker

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am
Three decades down the Yellow Brick Road

Three decades down the Yellow Brick Road

When Mary Reinhart and fellow members of the organizing committee for the annual Chesterton Wizard of Oz Festival were discussing who should be the celebrity grand marshal for this year's parade, the decision was easy.

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