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Subject: Oz Munchkin Mickey Carroll dies

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/09 at 1:20 am

Actor Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, has died aged 89.

A statement posted on his website said the star, who would have turned 90 in July, had "passed away peacefully after a period of declining health".

He had suffered from heart problems and received a pacemaker in February.

In the movie Carroll escorted Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) to the Emerald City and said the famous line: "Follow the yellow brick road."

In 2007 he told news agency The Associated Press that the Munchkins only made only $125 (£82) a week while filming the movie that went to become a classic.

That same year Carroll and six other surviving Munchkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Wizard of Oz was Carroll's only movie.

When it appeared on TV in the 1960s, he found a new career, appearing at charitable and Oz-related events.

"It's not me, it's the movie," he once said. "When they see me, they think of their childhood, and it makes them smile."


Subject: Re: Oz Munchkin Mickey Carroll dies

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/13/09 at 6:56 pm

The Lollipop Guild will never be the same.  :\'(

RIP Mickey.  :)

Subject: Re: Oz Munchkin Mickey Carroll dies

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/15/09 at 6:56 pm

Gosh. I remember that guy. That is truly sad.

Is everyone who starred in the film deceased, or is someone left?

Subject: Re: Oz Munchkin Mickey Carroll dies

Written By: ninny on 05/16/09 at 5:50 pm

How sad I was just looking up info on the munchkins, RIP  :\'(

Subject: Re: Oz Munchkin Mickey Carroll dies

Written By: saver on 06/04/09 at 9:02 am

Get this...The ENQUIRER showed a photo of 'what they labeled' Mickey in 2007 holding a lollipop then commented how in his latest photo with grey hair, he sure got old!


DUH...THE GUY WITH THE LOLLIPOP WA NOT MICKEY! IT IS JERRY MARIN...NO WONDER!!
Will they print a correction?
Huh!

Subject: Re: Oz Munchkin Mickey Carroll dies

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/04/09 at 8:56 pm

89 is pretty old for a dwarf, though.  They don't tend to live that long.

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