Monday, January 16, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 16

January 16, 2014 – Minnesota-native Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last surviving female Munchkin from the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” died on this date of natural causes in a Las Vegas hospice. Born in Rush City, Minn., four-foot-tall Ducci traveled to California with a troupe of little people to be cast in the film. She is survived by her son Fred and daughter Margaret.

Ruth Robinson Duccini


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