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Last "Wizard of Oz" Munchkin Has Died

Posted: May 8th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Last "Wizard of Oz" Munchkin Has DiedSubmit Comment
Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 beloved film "The Wizard of Oz," died Thursday. He was 89. His caretaker, Linda Dodge, said Carroll died in his sleep at her home in suburban Crestwood. He had heart problems and received a pacemaker in February. Until January, he had lived in his own home in suburban Bel-Nor.

Carroll was one of more than 100 adults and children who were recruited to play the movie natives of what author L. Frank Baum called Munchkin Country in his 1998 book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

Carroll told The Associated Press in a 2007 interview that the Munchkins made only $125 a week while filming the movie that would become a classic.

"The Wizard of Oz" was Carroll's only movie. When it appeared on television in the 1960s, he found a new career at charitable events, retail events and Oz-related events. "It's not me; it's the movie," Carroll said. "When they see me, they think of their childhood, and it makes them smile."

Source: Associated Press


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masKritic writes:
on May 8th, 2009 at 7:41:46 PM

aww this guy looked really cool.
Planetastudios writes:
on May 8th, 2009 at 7:44:33 PM

Wonder if he can be pointed out in the film. rest in peace
bacci40 writes:
on May 8th, 2009 at 9:23:06 PM

mickey is the first one to say, "follow the yellow brick road"...he will live forever in the hearts of children everywhere
Ranger writes:
on May 9th, 2009 at 12:13:27 AM

That will always be a great movie!
griffinkane writes:
on May 9th, 2009 at 1:30:22 AM

They make it sound like they were collectibles or something. I better not start finding them on eBay.
Ranger writes:
on May 9th, 2009 at 4:23:21 AM

What... dead midgets?!
Post_Man_87 writes:
on May 9th, 2009 at 5:38:22 AM

Too bad. RIP.
Gunslinger writes:
on May 10th, 2009 at 6:23:34 PM

Maybe Rorschach should look into this. I could hear him now: "Someone's going around, rubbing out Munchkins, and I wanna know why."
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on May 10th, 2009 at 7:50:01 PM

we represent the lolli-pop guild! the lolli-pop guild!
MattMcaskill writes:
on May 10th, 2009 at 11:46:35 PM

is this news worthy?
Ranger writes:
on May 11th, 2009 at 3:01:34 AM

Sure. All midgets die. Not all midgets really live.
Satan Kid writes:
on May 11th, 2009 at 11:12:38 AM

DING DONG the shrimp is dead the shrimp is dead
seveltoto writes:
on November 12th, 2017 at 11:38:00 PM


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