Michael Finocchiaro

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Michael Finocchiaro was born in St. Louis, Missouri back in 1919. As a child, he loved to dance and so it wasn’t a surprise when he took dancing lesson at the Fox Theater in St. Louis. For those of you who are old enough do you remember the commercial of “Call for Phillip Morris”? Well he was the guy who was dressed up calling that name.

He attended school with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. In the 1940’s, he returned to St. Louis where he managed the family business of making cemetery monuments. He sold the business in 1996, thereafter he devoted his time with charity work. Sadly, he died in 2009.

What you may not know about Michael Finocchiaro is he changed his name to Mickey Carroll. Hmm, still doesn’t ring a bell. Well maybe you know him as one of the munchkins from The Wizard of Oz. He was the “Town Crier”, a Munchkin Soldier, and one of the Fiddlers who escorted Dorothy down the yellow brick road. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face, pass it on to someone in need.

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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Well now that you mention it, I guess I do know who he is now...just follow the yellow brick road!

Mar 05, 2018 04:02 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray I remember Call for Phillip Morris....and I remember the outfit worn....  yup, I'm old.

Mar 05, 2018 04:13 AM #2
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hello James- I'm pretty old but do not remember that ad. I do remember MC and saw him and a few other munchkins at an OZ fest I attended in the town where Frank Baum wrote the W of Oz some decades ago.

Mar 05, 2018 04:18 AM #3
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'll admit it, James...  I am old enough to remember that Phillip Morris commercial, but knew nothing about Mickey. What an interesting history and thanks for sharing it.

Mar 05, 2018 04:31 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. Old enough to remember althought the memory is faint. Enjoy your day!

Mar 05, 2018 04:59 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I am not sure where you find them but sure do enjoy them.

Mar 05, 2018 05:21 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. A terrific read and really interesting story and man.

Mar 05, 2018 05:28 AM #7
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

No to the commercial and yes to the munchkin!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 05, 2018 05:53 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

An interesting man for sure!  You always seem to say for those that are old enough to remember, but I am never old enough, haha.

Mar 05, 2018 07:33 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - ok so now I remember him.  Many behind the scene actors have great stories.

Mar 05, 2018 09:57 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- watched the Wizard of Oz every year when I was a kid!!!  

Mar 05, 2018 10:59 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

The munchkins?  Ron and his sister carry on about the munchkins every year, it is a family thing.  A

Mar 05, 2018 01:52 PM #12
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

I would never have guessed that his business was cemetery memorials. I guess there are always some things that one wouldn't expect from any one person. Thank you for sharing. 

Mar 05, 2018 06:56 PM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

That was such a great movie but those flying monkeys still scare the heck out of me James Dray 

Mar 05, 2018 07:40 PM #14
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Always loved those little guys...there are lots of stories about them during the filming since they had not had the opporunity to see so many people of the same size in one place at one time.

Mar 06, 2018 03:29 AM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray -Micahe Finocchiaro sounded very familiar to me, but I could not place it until I finished the rest of the story. 

Mar 06, 2018 05:43 AM #16
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi James,
I can see Mickey skipping down that yellow brick road.  One of my favorite movies!

Mar 06, 2018 11:18 AM #17
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow I had no idea, I must admit I love people who devote their time and money to Charity, Endre

Mar 06, 2018 10:15 PM #18
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The Wizard of Oz is still one of my favorite movies and I do remember his TC commericals.

Mar 07, 2018 07:25 PM #19
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