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Billy Barty (1924–2000)

Billy Barty was born William John Bertanzetti on October 25, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania. He began performing at age three and began making pictures in 1927. He played Mickey Rooney's little brother in the "Mickey McGuire" comedy shorts series. He was equally adept in both comedy and drama, and generally gives an added zest to any production ... See full bio »

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Other Works:

(1980s) TV commercial: Played one of Santa's elves in Maxwell House Instant Coffee commercial See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fairie | the Gentlemaniacs


3' 9" (1.14 m)

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That's where it starts and sometimes finishes. My parents never told me I was small, so I never knew any better. They had to sign for me to play football and basketball, but they never said, "No, you can't. You're too small." I'm not the only one who has proved little people can get along in a big world. There are other little people out there who are doctors, lawyers, school teachers, electronics... See more »


Billy died at 9:20 a.m. PST at Glendale Memorial Hospital after a two-week stay with lung and heart problems. See more »

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