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 Carl M. “Kayo” Erickson

Carl M. “Kayo” Erickson

Birth
Corson, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA
Death 28 Mar 1958 (aged 40–41)
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Brandon, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 95110738 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: Rosa Nutt
  • Added: 10 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95110738
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carl M. “Kayo” Erickson (1917–28 Mar 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95110738, citing Swedona Covenant Cemetery, Brandon, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Rosa Nutt (contributor 47824688) .