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Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Billy Barty (born William John Bertanzetti, October 25, 1924 – December 23, 2000) was an American actor1 and activist. In adult life, he stood three feet, nine inches (114 cm), 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.

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  • Born: William John BertanzettiOctober 25, 1924Millsboro, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: December 23, 2000 (aged 76)Glendale, California, United States
  • Occupation: Actor, activist
  • Years active: 1927–1998
  • Spouse(s): Shirley Bolingbroke(m. 1962his death 2000)
  • Children: 2

Read more about Billy Barty at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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