Mickey Carroll MGM Munchkin The Wizard of Oz Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo COA DECEASED
~~Great looking 8x10 autographed print from Mickey Carroll who played an original munchkin on the classic movie..."The Wizard of Oz". This great looking print has been hand signed by the former munchkin with a black marker.
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Mickey Carroll (July 8, 1919 – May 7, 2009) was an American actor and was one of the last surviving munchkins from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
Early life and career
Born Michael Finocchiaro in St. Louis, Missouri, Carroll was the son of Italian immigrants. At age 7, Carroll began dance lessons at the Fox Theater in St. Louis. At 17 he was one of six bellhops in the 'Call for Phillip Morris' live radio ads, and at 18 was appearing in shows with Mae West.
While under contract to MGM, he went to school with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. It was Garland herself who offered him a part in The Wizard of Oz. He stayed with her during filming. Carroll was cast as Munchkinland's "Town Crier". His costume consisted of a purple cloak with a yellow flower sticking out of his striped vest. He also marched as a "Munchkin Soldier", and as one of the candy-striped "Fiddlers" who escorted Dorothy down the yellow brick road towards the Emerald City.
Soon after the success of the film, Carroll left show business, realizing that his height would prevent him from having any long-term success as an actor.
In November 2007, Carroll, along with six of the other remaining Munchkins, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Thanks to the popularity of The Wizard of Oz, Carroll made many appearances that year, serving as a grand marshal in parades, appearing on nationwide radio and TV shows, and signing thousands of autographs for fans. He helped raise money for several different charities.
On May 7, 2009, Carroll died in his sleep at the home of his caretaker in Crestwood, Missouri. He was entombed in St. Louis, Missouri's Calvary Cemetery.
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