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‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin Ruth Robinson dead at 95

‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin Ruth Robinson dead at 95

'WIZARD OF OZ:' This Sept. 15, 2013 photo provided by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment shows Danielle Wade, left, and Ruth Duccini at Warner Bros. world premiere screening of "The Wizard of Oz" in IMAX 3D and the grand opening of the newly converted TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in the Hollywood section, of Los Angeles. Duccini died at the age of 95. Photo: Associated Press/Eric Charbonneau

Ruth Robinson Duccini, one of “The Wizard of Oz’s” Munchkins, has died, aged 95.

The actress died in Las Vegas on Thursday, according to The Courant newspaper.

Duccini was just Ruth Robinson when she portrayed a Munchkin villager in the beloved 1939 movie.

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She was the longest-surviving female Munchkin, and one of only two still alive.

Of the 124 little people cast in the film, only 93-year-old Jerry Maren remains.

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