A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, co-star of the hit '70s TV series "Fantasy Island", who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50.
His Real Life Was the Biggest Fantasy of All
Did You Know?
Peter Dinklange, who played Herve Villechaize, is two years older than Mark Povinelli, who played Billy Barty. In real life, Barty was born more than eighteen years before Villechaize. See more
In his office, Marty has Tattoo backpacks and lunch boxes. Tattoo backpacks and lunch boxes were not part of the official "Fantasy Island" merchandise. See more
Edited from Fantasy Island
Sweet and Gentle
Music and Lyrics by Martin Ledyard, Otilio Portal, and George Thorn
Performed by Georgia Gibbs See more