David Joseph Steinberg

David Joseph Steinberg

Birth
Death 16 Mar 2010 (aged 45)
Valencia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, USA
Plot Garden of Eternity
Memorial ID 92084957 · View Source
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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.


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