In the 1920s and 1930s, appeared in a number of Mickey McGuire comedy shorts alongside the future Mickey Rooney
2 Biographical Movies
1 Print Biography
Fairie | the Gentlemaniacs
3' 9" (1.14 m)
Did You Know?
The hardest thing is to erase from minds the stereotypes that people have about people of short stature. You don't see any little people doing newscasts, you don't see any doing sports writing, you don't see any sports announcing, you don't see any coaches, but there are little people who are capable of doing these things, who have proven themselves.
In 1991, after the first Gulf War, Rush Limbaugh
, on his radio show, spoke of making a movie about it. When somebody suggested casting Billy Barty, Limbaugh said he was dead; however, the next day, Barty, who admitted he listened to Limbaugh's show regularly but had missed it that day, called in to prove otherwise.