Mickey Carroll was small in size but had a big heart, which was plenty of reason for me to include him in The Colorful Characters of St. Louis. The entertainer grew up in St. Louis and was one of the Munchkins of The Wizard of Oz. He later returned to St. Louis and ran a tombstone company. He made the news after he died, when family members lost a suit against a caretaker for allegedly taking advantage of him and keeping him away from relatives. The below article from the May 18, 2014 Post-Dispatch gives details.