Wizard of Oz Munchkin Mickey Carroll Dies at 89

Wizard Of Oz Munchkin Mickey Carroll R.I.P.

ST. LOUIS - Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 beloved film "The Wizard of Oz," died Thursday. He was 89.Carroll played the part of the Munchkinland "Town Crier," marched as a "Munchkin Soldier" and was the candy-striped "Fiddler" who escorted the movie's wide-eyed orphan, Dorothy Gale, played by Judy Garland, down the yellow brick road toward Emerald City.

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Munchkins Get Their Walk of Fame Star at Last

More interesting things about the Munchkins...

From Scott Michaels Find a Death:
The Munchkins finally received recognition in this world, because of a man named Stephen Cox. Long before the internet, and information was available at our fingertips, Steve documented every single Munchkin for his book

The Munchkins Remember, later republished as The Munchkins of Oz. A fascinating "Whatever happened to..." book, which I heartily recommend. I am proud to call Steve a friend, and Steve helped by providing original photographs for this story.

That night there was a special screening of the film in Grauman's Chinese Theater, where it originally premiered back in 1939. The little people showed up for a Q and A, and an ultra shitty print of the film was shown. One of those "Only in Hollywood" evenings.

The Original Wizard of Oz Trailer


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