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Schlitze (1901–1971)

Schlitze's actual birth date and name remain unknown. Schlitze suffered from the condition microcephaly and mental retardation, commonly referred to as a "pinhead". It is also rumored that he had a sister, who also was a microcephalic. He was exhibited by Barnum as Maggie, the last of the Aztecs. Because the Mayans and other Meso-American cultures ... See full bio »

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Known For

Freaks Himself
1932
1934

Filmography

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 1941 Meet Boston Blackie
Princess Betsy - Bird Woman (uncredited)
 1934 Tomorrow's Children
Patient
 1932 Island of Lost Souls
Furry Manimal (uncredited)
 1928 The Sideshow
The Geek (uncredited)
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 1932 Freaks
Himself
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 1999 Sideshow: Alive on the Inside (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1999 Freaks Uncensored! (Documentary)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Slitzy | Shlitzie Surtees

Height:

4' 2" (1.27 m)
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Trivia:

Although dressed and exhibited as a female, Schlitze the "pinhead" was, in fact, a man. See more »

Nickname:

The Pinhead

Star Sign:

Virgo

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