PITY THE POOR MUNCHKIN, MAN UNKIND

Published on: July 28, 2014
Photography by: MGM/Getty
PITY THE POOR MUNCHKIN, MAN UNKIND
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.