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Who was the female oompa loompa?


Apparently, there was an oompa loompa in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory that was portrayed by a woman. Which one was it, and who was the actress?
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Pepi (or Pepe) Poupee.

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Thanks. I misread the credit as 'Pepe', and assumed a male.
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IMDb also indicates she went by the name Kathy Gearen, and it looks like she passed away in 2006: obit
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Screen cap of her as an oompa loompa:

https://mubi.com/cast/pepe-poupee
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Thanks. I misread the credit as 'Pepe', and assumed a male.
You're not the only one.
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IMDb also indicates she went by the name Kathy Gearen, and it looks like she passed away in 2006: obit
There's this on IMDB-
Trivia: (2000's) now legally blind, she lives in a nursing home in England

The woman in the obit would have been 24 in 1971. The actress sure looks older, and the obit has no mention of any acting.
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the obit has no mention of any acting.
Except for this:

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Kathy... played the role of an Oompa in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
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There's this on IMDB-
Trivia: (2000's) now legally blind, she lives in a nursing home in England

The woman in the obit would have been 24 in 1971. The actress sure looks older, and the obit has no mention of any acting.
The obit does say:

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later joining the entertainment industry. Kathy sang in Sammy's Bowery Follies and played the role of an Oompa in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
but I agree, it doesn't seem to fit.
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Was her father Papa Poupee?
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The obit does say:



but I agree, it doesn't seem to fit.
My bad.
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