The flower pot hat famed Margaret Pellegrini passed away on August 7, at the age of 89, due to complications from the strokes at her home in Phoenix, Arizona. After news of her death came out, many fans left flowers on Munchkin’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star, in her remembrance.
She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama at September 23, 1923. In one of her interview at CBS5, she shared her experience filming the movie, when she was just 15 years old. She told that she was noticed by a talent scout at a state fair at the age of 13 only. And after two years, she got offer from Hollywood for the movie “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), in which she played two parts: one was the “Flower Pot” Munchkin, and another was one of the “Sleepyheads”. She was among the youngest of the 124 actors who played Munchkins, acting in the movie. Ever since then, the flower pot hat has been her trademark.
Margaret Williams was one of three remaining alive Munchkins from the movie, along with Jerry Maren, 93, who played a member of The Lollipop Guild and 95-year-old Ruth Duccini who was a Munchkin villager. On Hollywood Walk of Fame, a star was awarded to this trio among with other remaining Munchkins in 2007. Moreover, she was honored by giving the name – ‘Grand Marshall’ in the parade at Chittenango, New York this year, but she could not be there because of her ill-health.