Friday, February 27, 2009

Only 8 Munchkins remain

From today's Statesman:

Clarence Swensen of Pflugerville [‘burb of Austin], who played a Munchkin in the 1939 motion picture "The Wizard of Oz," died Wednesday. He was 91 and had been in poor health since suffering a stroke in 2005.

Swensen was one of nine surviving members of the 125 Munchkins in the classic movie who were honored in November 2007 when a star in their honor was installed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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