Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Wizard of Oz Munchkin actor dies

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





His caretaker, Linda Dodge, said Carroll died in his sleep at her home.

He had heart problems and received a pacemaker in February. Until January, he had lived in his own home.

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 1900 book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Carroll once said the Munchkins made only 125 dollars a week while filming the movie that would become a classic.

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