Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Wizard of Oz Munchkins, Dies at 89
Mickey Carroll, born Michael Finocchiaro on July 8, 1919, in St. Louis, who was one of the last surviving Munchkins in the classic film the Wizard of Oz, has died at the age of 89.
Up until January 2009, Micky Carroll lived at his his own home in suburban Bel-Nor but in February he was fitted with a Pacemaker because of heart problems and had to move in with his caretaker, Linda Dodge. Ms. Dodge said Carroll died peacefully in his sleep at her home in the Crestwood area of St. Louis.
Mickey Carroll was only 17 when he played the part of the Munchkinland Town Crier and marched as a Munchkin Soldier in the original Wizard of Oz film.
Carroll was the candy-striped Fiddler in the film’s most famous scene, where he escorted Dorothy (Played by Judy Garland) down the yellow brick road toward the Emerald City.
Follow the yellow brick road, Mickey.