Ruth R. Duccini | 'Oz' Munchkin, 95
Her death was confirmed by Stephen Cox, author of The Munchkins of Oz, who said he learned of it from Ms. Duccini's son.
Ms. Duccini, born in Rush City, Minn., traveled to California with a troupe of little people - she was 4 feet tall - and was cast in the MGM fantasy movie starring Judy Garland.
Ms. Duccini worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" in Santa Monica, Calif., during World War II, using her short stature to squeeze into hard-to-reach parts of planes. She also appeared in the spoof Under the Rainbow, starring Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher. In her later years, Ms. Duccini appeared at festivals and screenings celebrating The Wizard of Oz. - AP