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Angelo Rossitto (1908–1991)

Small in stature at only 2' 11", but big in demand onscreen, the diminutive Angelo Rossitto was one of Hollywood's busiest "small" actors and appeared in over 70 feature films between 1927 until 1987! Born in Omaha, Nebraska in February 1908, Rossitto first appeared in silent films alongside stars such as Lon Chaney and John Barrymore. In subsequent... See full bio »

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
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 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Vaudevillian #7
- Fine Tuning (1985) ... Vaudevillian #7 (as Angelo Rossito)
 1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes
Little Person #1
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Little Man in Hotel Lobby
- Pirate's Key: Part 1 (1983) ... Little Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
 1981 Smokey Bites the Dust
Desk Clerk (as Angelo Rosito)
 1980 Can't Stop the Music
Fruit seller (uncredited)
 1980 Galaxina
Monster from Egg
 1980 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Tom Thumb
- Sideshow (1980) ... Tom Thumb (uncredited)
 1979 The Dark
Angie (uncredited)
 1979 Studs Lonigan (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 Jason of Star Command (TV Series)
- Escape from Kesh (1978) ... Bork
- The Haunted Planet (1978) ... Bork
 1978 The Lord of the Rings
Character Actor (voice)
 1978 Fairy Tales
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
- Voodoo Doll, Part II (1978) ... Hawker
- Voodoo Doll: Part 1 (1978) ... Hawker
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Dwarf Patient
- The Competitive Edge (1978) ... Dwarf Patient (uncredited)
 1975-1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Little Moe
- Lyman P. Dokker, Fed (1977) ... Little Moe
- Big Bad Charlie (1977) ... Little Moe
- Everybody Pays the Fare (1977) ... Little Moe
- Open Season (1977) ... Little Moe
- Under the City (1976) ... Little Moe
 1975 I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now?
Little Pianist / Newsboy
 1975 The Master Gunfighter
Side show midget
 1974 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Little Igor
- A Black Day for Bluebeard (1974) ... Little Igor
 1973 The Clones
Man at Phone Booth (as Angelo Rossito)
 1973 Little Cigars
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
- The Third Man (1973) ... Angelo (uncredited)
 1971 Mongo's Back in Town (TV Movie)
 1971 Dracula vs. Frankenstein
Grazbo the Evil Dwarf
 1971 Brain of Blood
 1971 Lidsville (TV Series)
Mr. Big / Lead Singer of the Hat Band / Lead singer of the Hat Band
- Turn in Your Turban, You're Through (1971) ... Mr. Big / Lead Singer of the Hat Band
- The Old Hat Home (1971) ... Mr. Big / Lead Singer of the Hat Band
- The Great Brain Robbery (1971) ... Mr. Big
- Oh, Brother (1971) ... Mr. Big / Lead Singer of the Hat Band
- Mommy Hoodoo (1971) ... Mr. Big / Lead singer of the Hat Band
 1970 Alex in Wonderland
Fellini #1
 1969 Julia (TV Series)
Small Businessman
- I Thought I Saw a Two-Timer (1969) ... Small Businessman
 1967 Doctor Dolittle
Dwarf (uncredited)
 1967/II The Trip
Dwarf in Forest Fantasy (uncredited)
 1967 The Perils of Pauline
Pygmy Leader's Assistant (uncredited)
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Blind Pencil Seller
- The Hula Doll Affair (1967) ... Blind Pencil Seller
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Circus Dwarf
- To Kill a Priest (1966) ... Circus Dwarf (uncredited)
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Shooting Gallery Man
- The Greatest Coward on Earth (1965) ... Shooting Gallery Man (uncredited)
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- Circus Trick (1965) ... Billy (uncredited)
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Shoe Shiner
- Search in a Windy City (1964) ... Shoe Shiner (uncredited)
 1963 Terrified
Midget (uncredited)
 1962 Requiem for a Heavyweight
Midget Wrestler Outside Wrestling Ring (uncredited)
 1962 Confessions of an Opium Eater
Newspaper Boy (uncredited)
 1962 The Magic Sword
2nd Dwarf (uncredited)
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Angie (uncredited)
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
- The Earl of Durango (1960) ... Godfrey
 1959 The Wild and the Innocent
Midget (uncredited)
 1958 The Adventures of Superpup (TV Short)
Terry Bite
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Dwarf in Nero's Court (uncredited)
 1957 Invasion of the Saucer Men
Saucer Man (as Angelo Rossito)
 1956 Carousel
Midget (uncredited)
 1955 Dementia
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1955 Jungle Moon Men
Smallest Moon-Man (uncredited)
 1953 Mesa of Lost Women
Dwarf Lab Assistant (uncredited)
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Midget (uncredited)
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
Jimmie Trumpet
- Murder Rides the Night Train (1951) ... Jimmie Trumpet
 1950 Bandit Queen
Nino (as Angie)
 1950 Pygmy Island
Pygmy in Cave (uncredited)
 1950 The Baron of Arizona
Angie - Gypsy (as Angelo Rosito)
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Midget at Arena (uncredited)
 1947 The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
Midget (uncredited)
 1946 Two Smart People
Street Musician (uncredited)
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Bunny, Midget (uncredited)
 1944 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Arab Dwarf (uncredited)
 1944 The Spider Woman
Obongo - Pygmy (uncredited)
 1942 The Corpse Vanishes
Toby (as Angelo)
 1941 Hellzapoppin'
Dwarf Devil (uncredited)
 1941 Spooks Run Wild
 1940 Doomed to Die
Newsboy #3 in Montage (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Wong in Chinatown
Mute Dwarf (uncredited)
 1938 Child Bride
Angelo (as Don Barrett)
 1937 Stand-In
Little Person Entering Studio Gate (uncredited)
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Gnome (uncredited)
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Passenger in Boiler Room (uncredited)
 1934 Babes in Toyland
Elmer - Second Little Pig / 1st Sandman in Cave (uncredited)
 1934 The Spectacle Maker (Short)
Court Jester (uncredited)
 1934 I Believed in You
Greenwich Village Waiter (uncredited)
 1933 Carnival Lady
Dwarf (uncredited)
 1933 Meet the Champ (Short)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Impaled Pygmy (uncredited)
 1932 Freaks
 1931 The Phantom of Paris
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1930 The Big House
Inmate (uncredited)
 1929 The Mysterious Island
Underwater Creature (uncredited)
 1929 One Stolen Night
The Dwarf
 1929 Seven Footprints to Satan
The Dwarf
 1928 The Viking
Viking Dwarf (uncredited)
 1928 While the City Sleeps
Member of Skeeter's Gang (uncredited)
 1927 Old San Francisco
Chang Loo - the Dwarf (as Angelo Rossita)
 1927 The Beloved Rogue
Beppo - the Dwarf
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Little Angelo | Angelo | Angie | Don Barrett | Angelo Rosito | Angelo Rossita | Angelo Rossito


2' 11" (0.89 m)

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