The Oz committee is sad to announce that Margaret's family has informed them that Margaret will be unable to travel to Oz-Stravaganza! due to recent health issues. She will still be honored as Grand marshal of the Oz parade.
Margaret was known as “Popcorn” and sometimes “Li’l Alabam” back in her hometown of Sheffield, Alabama. Born in 1923, she was one of the youngest of the little people to play a Munchkin in the Wizard of Oz.Known popularity as the “flower pot Munchkin” in the movie, because her wardrobe consisted of a hat, she proudly wears a replica costume from “Oz” at personal appearances even today. She also a “Sleepyhead Munchkin” in the pink bonnet up in the nest egg during the parade through Munchkinland.
A proud mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Margaret lives in Arizona and loves to travel. Making appearances, she promotes Oz around the country. She contributed the Foreword to the book, Cooking in Oz because she’s a down-home southern cook herself,she says. One of the first Munchkins to begin appearing regularly at Oz festivals more than twenty years ago, she’s a crowd pleaser still today. ”My bags are always packed and ready to go,” she says. “I even visited Australia a few years ago for an Oz event. I loved it there.”