Angelo Salvatore Rossitto

Angelo Salvatore Rossitto

Birth
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death 21 Sep 1991 (aged 83)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Sheltering Hills, Map C28, Lot 5187, Space 4
Memorial ID 26168352 · View Source
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Character actor. Angelo Rossitto was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Salvatore Rossitto and Carmela Caniglia. He was discovered by John Barrymore while selling newspapers on the street corner downtown.

Rossitto was a popular character actor who appeared in more than 70 films in his long career, from 1927 to 1987. He made his 1927 screen debut in "The Beloved Rogue." Rossitto is best remembered for his role in the classic Tod Browning horror movie "Freaks" (1932) as well as playing Master in "Mad Max. Beyond Thunderdome" (1985). He also appeared in the recurring role of Little Moe in the TV series "Baretta." He founded the Little People of America with his friend, actor Billy Barty.

Rossitto was married to Georgia Ann Buresh on July 3, 1945, in California, and they had two children. They divorced in 1967. He died in Los Angeles from complications after surgery. He was 83.


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  • Maintained by: Trish Coate
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 20 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26168352
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Angelo Salvatore Rossitto (18 Feb 1908–21 Sep 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26168352, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Trish Coate (contributor 46941351) .