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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Billy Barty (born William John Bertanzetti, October 25, 1924 – December 23, 2000) was an American actor and activist. In adult life, he stood 3 feet, 9 inches (1.14 m) tall, due to cartilage–hair hypoplasia dwarfism, and because of his short stature he was often cast in movies opposite taller performers for comic effect. He specialized in outspoken or wisecracking characters. During the 1950s, he became a television star, appearing regularly in the Spike Jones ensemble.
October 25, 1924, Millsboro, Pennsylvania, USA
December 23, 2000
1933 Gold Diggers of 1933Baby in "Petttin' in the Park" Number (uncredited) 1933 Footlight ParadeMouse 1935 Bride of FrankensteinBaby (uncredited) 1935 A Midsummer Night's DreamMustard-Seed 1937 Nothing SacredBoy Biting Wally's Ankle (uncredited) 1978 The Lord of the RingsCharacter Actor (voice) 1978 Foul PlayJ.J. MacKuen 1981 Under the RainbowOtto Kriegling 1985 LegendScrewball 1986 Tough GuysPhilly 1987 Masters of the UniverseGwildor 1988 WillowHigh Aldwin 1989 UHFNoodles MacIntosh 1991 Life StinksWilly 1994 Radioland MurdersHimselfLimited to the 15 most popular items