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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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TV Commercial for Schwinn Bicycles - Actor See more »

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

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3' 9" (1.14 m)

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The name of my condition is Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia, but you can just call me Billy. See more »


He hosted his own daily kids television show, Billy Barty's Big Show (1963), where he entertained and informed his viewers and studio audiences in between reruns of The Three Stooges films. It was seen weekday afternoons on KTTV Ch.11 in Hollywood, California from the early to mid 1960s. See more »

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