In addition to the news that “the professor” from Gilligan’s Island, Russell Johnson, died, today also marks the deaths of Dave Madden, aka Reuben Kincaid on “The Partridge Family,” and Ruth Robinson Duccini, one of the last two surviving Munchkins from “The Wizard of Oz.”
Madden was 82. Duccini was 95.
God for a moment there, I’m almost wrote “Madden was only 82.” When did that start happening?
A friend on Facebook summed up the day:
“Like the death of my childhood in one report! Oh my… sad.”
Here’s a snippet of an interview with Ruth Duccini:
And here’s the intro to the Partridge Family: