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Billy Barty
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Actor
    (October 25, 1924-December 23, 2000)
    Birth name was William John Bertanzetti
    Acted in the 'Mickey McGuire' series (1928-1933),' 'Bride of Frankenstein (1935),' 'Pufnstuf (1970),' 'Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973-1975),' 'The Day of the Locust (1975),' 'Foul Play (1978),' 'The Lord of the Rings (1978),' 'Under the Rainbow (1981),' 'Legend (1985),' 'Willow (1988),' 'UHF (1989),' 'Lobster Man from Mars (1989),' 'The Rescuers Down Under (1990)' and 'Life Stinks (1991)'
    Guest-starred on 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents,' 'Get Smart,' 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In,' 'Fantasy Island,' 'The Love Boat,' 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Little House on the Prairie,' 'CHiPs,' 'Trapper John, M.D.,' 'The Golden Girls' and 'Moonlighting'
    He was very short (3'9).
    He was typecast as dwarves, fairies and babies.
    He appeared in several shows featuring the horrifying Krofft puppets.
    He argued bitterly with Herve Villechaize about whether 'midget' was an offensive term.
    He was a vocal religious conservative.
    He was a Rush Limbaugh fan.
    He was one of the most popular 'little' actors of all time.
    He founded The Little People of America and the Billy Barty Foundation, which provide scholarships to little people.
    When asked whether 'dwarf' was a better term than 'midget,' he would say: 'Why don't you just call me Billy?'

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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