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Last female 'Oz' Munchkin dies at 95

Actress Ruth Duccini, who played a Munchkin, appears at the premiere of  "The Wizard Of Oz" 3-D in September 2013.

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  • Ruth Robinson Duccini, last female Munchkin, dead at 95
  • Duccini was one of the diminutive members of "Wizard of Oz" cast
  • Only one Munchkin is still living

Ruth Robinson Duccini, who played one of the Munchkins in the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz," has died.

She was 95 and died Thursday in Las Vegas.

Her death was confirmed by Ted Bulthaup, a representative for Duccini.

"She went into hospice about a week ago and I have been awaiting this news," said Bulthaup.

Duccini was the last female Munchkin. Her death leaves just one more Munchkin member of the "Oz" cast, Jerry Maren, now 93.

Flowers were placed on the Munchkins' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday in remembrance of Duccini.