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Carl M. "Kayo" Erickson
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Birth: 1917
Corson County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1958
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Midget performer and Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. Carl "Kayo" Erickson was one of the tiniest male midgets to play a munchkin in the film. He stood only thirty nine inches tall. Born on a farm near Corson, South Dakota, in 1917. In 1938, Kayo was discovered by the Harvey Williams midget troupe. He also toured with the Henry Kramer midget troupe. Little Kayo plays one of three munchkin trumpeters, who herald the arrival of the Mayor of Munchkinland. Little Kayo sadly died of pneumonia in 1958. 
 
Burial:
Swedona Covenant Cemetery
Brandon
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Rosa Nutt
Record added: Aug 10, 2012
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Carl M. Kayo Erickson
Added by: Rosa Nutt
 
Carl M. Kayo Erickson
Added by: Rosa Nutt
 
Carl M. Kayo Erickson
Added by: Rosa Nutt
 
 
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Kayo, your well Over The Rainbow now, but we haven't forgotten you. It's a shame those nuts at Findagrave, won't give you and the other munchkins famous status.
- Rosa Nutt
 Added: Aug. 10, 2012
 
 
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