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David J Steinberg
Birth: Feb. 12, 1965
Death: Mar. 16, 2010
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. David was known to cult movie aficionados as the character Meegosh in director Ron Howard's fantasy film "Willow." He was also memorable in the "Giving Up the Ghost" episode of "Ugly Betty," where he and Rebecca Romijn delivered an intimate, well-written scene about growing up "different" - his character being a little person and her character the transsexual Alexis, sister of lead character Daniel Meade.

In real life, David was a charismatic raconteur. His effervescent personality drew people to him, and he was always a fascinating conversationalist. He regularly held court at his local watering hole, The Gold Coast, a few blocks from his apartment in West Hollywood. He was so popular with the regulars that it was often difficult to get a seat at the bar near him.

David was adopted by parents who also had dwarfism. They taught David to be as self-reliant as possible; he would often remark that he could "smell pity from a mile away." He generally refused help, such as someone opening a door for him, from people who were trying to be accommodating to his physical challenges. If possible, David always preferred to do things for himself.

Oh, how he loved to argue about politics! He was a rare conservative in a liberal, gay neighborhood. That never stopped him from railing about the outrageous and, in his mind, stupid policies of the Democratic Party. Those around him would humor him with affection, which made him so hopping mad he would escalate whatever diatribe he was on.

David was a cherished friend. My life is all the richer for knowing him and sharing so many wonderful nights of stimulating conversation. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Steinberg (1926 - 1990)
  Laura F Steinberg (1929 - 2005)
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens North
Pompano Beach
Broward County
Florida, USA
Plot: Garden of Eternity
Maintained by: Miracle Mile Tim
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Record added: Jun 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92084957
David J Steinberg
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David J Steinberg
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David J Steinberg
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Thinking of you, my friend.
- Brian Hamilton
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014
Thinking of you.
 Added: Mar. 13, 2014
David - So happy to have located where you were buried with your parents. I cherished your friendship immeasurably, and miss our fascinating conversations... well, except when you went on a political diatribe...Miss you something fierce. Love, Tim
- Miracle Mile Tim
 Added: Jan. 6, 2013
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