BILLY BARTY Dead at age 76


Billy Barty died December 23, 2000 of heart failure, age 76. Diminutive (3’10” at his tallest) movie and TV actor who enjoyed a long career (over 70 years) playing everything from tough guy heavies to clowns to TV children show characters (including Sigmund the Sea Monster). He was memorable in 1976’s “Foul Play” portraying the helpless Bible salesman who’s literally hung out of a window by Goldie Hawn. In 1957, Mr. Barty helped found the The Little People of America, an organization concerned with the ethical treatment of people of small stature, and in 1976 he founded the Billy Barty Foundation.

As Billy Bitesize in Your Pet Parade (1951)
As a regular on Ford Festival (1951-1952)
As a regular on The Spike Jones Show (1954)
As Little Tom in Circus Boy (1957)
As a regular on Club Oasis (1958)
As Clang in H.R. Pufnstuf (1969-1971)
As Sparky the Firefly in The Bugaloos (1970-1972)
As Sigmund Ooze in Sigmund & the Sea Monsters (1973-1975)
As Hugo in “Dr. Shrinker” segment of The Krofft Supershow (1976-1977)
As a regular on The Redd Foxx Comedy Hour (1977)
As a regular on The Bay City Rollers Show (1978-1979)
As Inch in Ace Crawford, Private Eye (1983)
As voice of Dweedle in Wildfire (1986-1987)