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BILLY BARTY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Billy Barty was born on October 25th, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania with the birth name William John Bertanzetti.  At the age of three he was also involved in entertaining and by 1933 he was appearing in films.  He was even cast as Mickey Rooney's little brother in the, "Mickey McGuire" comedy short series.
 
By the age of nine, he was working on, "The Gold Diggers of 1933" followed by roles in, "Footlight Parade" (1933), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1935), "Nothing Sacred" (1937) and "Three Wise Fools" (1946).
 
Along with being a child actor he still managed to get an education and go on to major in journalism at L.A City College where he also excelled in athletics such as football and basketball. 
 
Some of his later film roles as an adult were in, "The Day of the Locust" (1975), "W.C. Fields and Me" (1976), "The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington" (1977), "Foul Play" (1978), "The Lord of the Rings" (1978), "Under the Rainbow" (1981), "Night Patrol" (1984), "Willow" (1988) and "Radioland Murders" (1994).
 
Not only was he a film actor, but he also made numerous television appearances on such shows as, "The Redd Foxx Show", "The Dennis Day Show", "Club Oasis", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Red Skelton Hour", "CHiPs", "Fantasy Island", "Charlie's Angels", "The Love Boat and he also had his own children's show, "The Billy Barty's Bigtop". 
 
Along with acting he was also very charitable and giving.  He founded the, Little People of America in 1957 which membership was limited to anyone under 4'6" and also started the Billy Barty Foundation in 1975.  He also owned a roller skating rink in Fullerton, California.    
 
Barty married only once to Shirley Bolingbroke in 1962 and they had two children together and remained married until he passed away on December 23rd, 2000 in Glendale, California after suffering from heart failure.  He is entombed in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
 

Filmography

2001 Error 
2000 The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave
1999 L.A. Heat 
1997 The New Batman Adventures
1996 Frasier
1994 Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart 
1993 Jack's Place 
1993 The Naked Truth 
1991 Life Stinks 
1991 Bride of Violence 
1991 The Munsters Today 
1990 The Rescuers Down Under 
1990 Adventures of the Gummi Bears
1990 Nasty Boys 
1990 Diggin' Up Business 
1990 Wishful Thinking
1989 Short Ribbs 
1989 UHF 
1989 Lobster Man from Mars
1986-1988 ABC Weekend Specials 
1988 Willow
1987 Off the Mark 
1987 DuckTales
1987 Masters of the Universe
1987 Snow White
1987 Rumpelstiltskin
1986 Wildfire 
1986 Body Slam 
1986 Tough Guys 
1985 The Golden Girls 
1985 Star Fairies 
1985 Legend 
1984 Night Patrol 
1984 Trapper John, M.D.
1983 Ace Crawford, Private Eye
1982 Hart to Hart 
1979-1982 Little House on the Prairie
1982 The Comic Book Kids
1981 Under the Rainbow
1981 Concrete Cowboy
1980 Hardly Working
1980 Bizarre 
1979 Skatetown, U.S.A. 
1979 CHiPs 
1979 Fantasy Island
1979 Firepower 
1979 Supertrain 
1978 The Love Boat
1978 Charlie's Angels 
1978 The Lord of the Rings 
1978-1979 The Bay City Rollers Show 
1978 The Bay City Rollers Meet the Saturday Superstars
1978 Foul Play 
1978 Man from Atlantis 
1978 Rabbit Test
1977 Redd Foxx
1977 The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington
1977 Great Day 
1977 Barney Miller 
1976-1977 The Krofft Supershow 
1976 The Amazing Dobermans 
1976 Dr. Shrinker
1976 Don't Call Us
1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
1976 Twin Detectives
1976 W.C. Fields and Me 
1976 Chico and the Man
1975 Sixpack Annie
1975 Phyllis 
1975 Wide World Mystery 
1975 The Lost Saucer 
1975 The Ghost Busters
1975 The Day of the Locust 
1974 Punch and Jody
1973 Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
1973 Dusty's Trail 
1973 The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl
1973 Love, American Style 
1973 The Godmothers 
1972 The Waltons 
1972 Fol-de-Rol 
1970-1971 The Bugaloos 
1959-1970 The Red Skelton Hour 
1970 Pufnstuf 
1969-1970 Get Smart 
1970 Insight 
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 
1967 The Perils of Pauline 
1967 Jericho 
1966 Clown Alley
1965 Harum Scarum
1964 Roustabout
1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1963 The Joey Bishop Show 
1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
1962 My Three Sons 
1961 Rawhide
1958-1961 Peter Gunn 
1961 Thriller
1960 Mr. Lucky
1958 Club Oasis 
1958 Shirley Temple Theatre 
1956-1957 Circus Boy 
1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1957 The Undead 
1955 G.E. True Theater
1955 The Colgate Comedy Hour 
1954 The Spike Jones Show 
1954 Fireman Save My Child 
1954 George Tackles the Land 
1953 The Clown
1952 The Dennis Day Show 
1951 Your Pet Parade
1951 The James Melton Show
1950 Jungle Jim in Pygmy Island
1946 Three Wise Fools
1937 Nothing Sacred
1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1935 Bride of Frankenstein 
1934 Mickey's Medicine Man
1934 Mickey's Rescue
1934 Mickey's Minstrels 
1933 Alice in Wonderland
1933 Mickey's Covered Wagon
1933 Roman Scandals
1933 Mickey's Tent Show 
1933 Mickey's Touchdown 
1933 Footlight Parade 
1933 Gold Diggers of 1933 
1933 Mickey's Race
1933 Out All Night 
1933 Mickey's Ape Man
1932 Mickey's Charity
1932 Ma's Pride and Joy 
1932 Mickey's Big Business 
1931 Mickey's Sideline 
1931 Mickey's Helping Hand
1931 Over the Hill
1931 Who's Who in the Zoo
1931 Mickey's Thrill Hunters 
1931 Monkey Business 
1931 Mickey's Wildcats 
1931 Mickey's Diplomacy
1931 Goldie 
1931 Mickey's Rebellion
1931 Daddy Long Legs 
1931 In Conference
1931 Mickey's Crusaders 
1931 Three Wise Clucks
1931 The Dog Doctor 
1931 Mickey's Stampede 
1930 Mickey's Bargain
1930 A Hollywood Theme Song
1930 Mickey's Musketeers
1930 Soup to Nuts
1930 Mickey's Winners 
1930 Mickey's Merry Men 
1930 Mickey the Romeo 
1930 Mickey's Warriors
1930 Follow the Swallow 
1930 Mickey's Whirlwinds 
1930 Mickey's Luck 
1930 Mickey's Master Mind
1930 Mickey's Champs
1929 Mickey's Strategy 
1929 Mickey's Big Moment 
1929 Mickey's Mix-Up
1929 Mickey's Surprise 
1929 Mickey's Midnite Follies
1929 Circus Time
1928 Follow Teacher 
1928 Mickey the Detective 
1928 Mickey in School
1928 No Kidding
1928 The Cockeyed Family
1928 Idle Eyes 
1927 Mickey's Eleven





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Matinee Classics - Mickey the Great starring Mickey Rooney, Delia Bogard, Billy Barty, Jesse Duffy Jr., Kendal McComas, Shirley Jean Rickert, Jimmy Robinson, Douglas Scott and Marvin Stephens
Matinee Classics - Out All Night starring Slim Summerville, Zasu Pitts, Laura Hope Crews, Shirley Grey, Alexander Carr, Rollo Lord, Billy Barty, Shirley Temple, Philip Purdy and Gene Lewis
Matinee Classics - Out All Night starring Slim Summerville, Zasu Pitts, Laura Hope Crews, Shirley Grey, Alexander Carr, Rollo Lord, Billy Barty, Shirley Temple, Philip Purdy and Gene Lewis
Matinee Classics - The Day of the Locust starring Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton, Geraldine Page, Richard A. Dysart, Bo Hopkins, Pepe Serna, Lelia Goldoni, Billy Barty, Jackie Earle Haley, Gloria LeRoy, Jane Hoffman, Norman Leavitt and Madge Kennedy


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