PITY THE POOR MUNCHKIN, MAN UNKIND
Outrage over unmarked tomb for ‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin MICKEY CARROLL.
Five years after his death, Mickey Carroll – the beloved town crier of Munchkinland in “The Wizard of Oz” – lies in an unmarked tomb.
“This is an outrage!” his longtime friend Angel Dais told The National ENQUIRER.
“Mickey deserves better than this.”
The pint-sized actor, whose real name was Michael Finocchiaro, also played a Munchkin soldier and a candy-striped fiddler in the classic 1939 film.
He stretched his “Oz” roles into a lifelong career of charity work and personal appearances before passing away in his sleep at age 89 on May 7, 2009. His remains are interred in a mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery in his hometown of St. Louis, Mo.
“He is entombed in an unmarked crypt,” Matthew DeWitt, a clerk at the cemetery, confirmed to The ENQUIRER.
“There is no name on the tomb because the family has never done it.”
A statement from the family attorney said: “The memorialization of Mickey’s final resting place will be completed as soon as possible.”
Ironically, Mickey worked as a stone carver in his family’s business.
“His family said they believe that if his name is put on there, people will deface the tomb,” Angel claimed.