Mickey Carroll, Oz Munchkin died

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    I did a search but didn't see this.

    Very sad...

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gpj53U25fx015v8aF4X7qyJVowYg

    'Oz Munchkin' Carroll dies at 89

    13 hours ago

    Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 classic film The Wizard Of Oz, has died.

    The St Louis actor died at the age of 89.

    He was one of more than 100 adults and children who were recruited for The Wizard Of Oz to play the natives of what author L Frank Baum called Munchkin Country in his 1900 book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

    Carroll said in a 2007 interview that actors playing the Munchkins made only 125 dollars a week while filming, followed by decades of recognition.

    His caretaker, Linda Dodge, made the announcement on Thursday.

    Carroll was born Michael Finocchiaro in July 1919 in St Louis, the son of Italian immigrants.

    Article with picture:

    http://www.watoday.com.au/news/ente...roll-dies-at-89/2009/05/08/1241727579408.html
     
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    Sorry that made me laugh pretty darn hard. I feel guilty.




    Ok it is gone now.
     
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    I've got an autographed photo of him in my closet somewhere...
     
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