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Billy Curtis
Original name: Luigi Curto
Birth: Jun. 27, 1909
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1988
Dayton
Lyon County
Nevada, USA

American Film and Television Actor. Born with dwarfism, he had a 50-year career in the entertainment industry. The bulk of his work was in the western and science fiction genres. One of his early roles was uncredited as a Munchkin city father in The Wizard of Oz (1939). He had a featured role as part of the circus troupe in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). He also appeared in Superman and the Mole Men (1951), a B-Picture intended as the pilot for the Adventures of Superman TV series. His work in westerns included the Clint Eastwood feature, High Plains Drifter (1973) in which he featured as Mordecai, a friendly dwarf sympathetic to Eastwood, he also appeared in the Musical/Western The Terror of Tiny Town (1938). This film is, as far as is known, the world's only Western with an all-midget cast. Many of the actors in Tinytown were part of a performing troupe called Singer's Midgets, who also played Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz. Curtis had a starring role in American International Pictures' Little Cigars (1973), about a gang of small people on a crime spree. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
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  Teresa Mastrorinato Curto (1876 - 1910)

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
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Record added: Nov 10, 2005
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