For five days last week, the family of the late Mickey Carroll suggested that their uncle's caretaker manipulated and financially exploited the Wizard of Oz actor prior to his death in 2009. Yet those arguments failed to sway a St. Louis County jury that needed just two hours to clear the former car ... More >>
Five years ago this week, Wizard of Oz actor Mickey Carroll passed away in his sleep at the age of 89. Yet the fight over his estate had already begun with Carroll's niece, Janet Finocchiaro, alleging before his death that the ex-Munchkin's caretaker, Linda Dodge, physically abused Carroll and duped ... More >>
Mickey (far left) on the set of Wizard of Oz.Last month Daily RFT reported that Linda Dodge, the former caretaker of Wizard of Oz actor Mickey Carroll, had sued the National Enquirer and Carroll's niece, Janet Finocchiaro, on charges that the two slandered her in a 2009 article accusing Dodge of ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergCarroll at his home in 2007.Linda Dodge, the former caretaker of Wizard of Oz actor Mickey Carroll, has filed a lawsuit against the National Enquirer and Carroll's niece, Janet Finocchiaro, claiming Dodge was defamed in an article appearing two years ago in the gossip ma ... More >>
A smattering of about 200 people attended a funeral this morning for Mickey Carroll, who until his death last week at the age of 89 was one of the last remaining Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz. At a service in the cavernous St. Louis Cathedral Basilica, Carroll -- born Michael Finocchiaro -- was re ... More >>
Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz, died of natural causes this morning in his sleep. He was 89.Until recently Carroll, born Michael Finocchiaro, lived in the Bel-Nor neighborhood of north St. Louis County where he settled following a career in showbiz. Among h ... More >>
Walk of Fame: Munchkin Mickey Carroll comes up short.
Update (May 7, 2009): Mickey Carroll, Dead at 89. In the end, neither a letter from Governor Matt Blunt nor the recommendation of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was enough to sway the jury. Mickey Carroll -- one of the few surviving Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz -- will not get a star on the St. Lou ... More >>