Munchkin R.I.P.

Mickey Carroll, one of more than 100 adults and children recruited to play Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz, died May 7 in Missouri at the age of 89. He had heart problems and received a pacemaker in February.

As Munchkinland’s “Town Crier,” Carroll was among those who advised Dorothy Gale, played by Judy Garland, to “Follow the yellow brick road” to the Emerald City. He also marched as a “Munchkin Soldier” and was the candy-striped “Fiddler” who escorted Dorothy down the road.