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      Angelo Rossitto

      Angelo Rossitto

      Highest Rated: 86% The Baron of Arizona (1950)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Feb 18, 1908

      Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

      Standing only 2'11" tall, Angelo Rossitto was one of cinema's busiest dwarf actors. Yet he never gave up his Hollywood Boulevard pitch and returned to selling newspapers whenever acting work dried up. Indeed, he became such a familiar figure in Los Angeles that he ran for mayor in 1941, two years after he founded the Little People of America organization. In the silent era, Rossitto teamed with John Barrymore in "The Beloved Rogue" and Lon Chaney in "While the City Sleeps." Yet, despite playing Angeleno in Tod Browning's contentious 1932 horror, "Freaks," Rossitto often went uncredited for roles in such notable features as Cecil B. DeMille's "The Sign of the Cross," Harry Lachman's "Dante's Inferno," and William Dieterle and Max Reinhardt's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." He similarly received no on-screen notice for playing Shirley Temple's stand-in in several mid-1930s outings. Surviving further controversy after playing Angelo in Harry Revier's 1938 underage marriage saga "Child Bride," Rossitto teamed with Bela Lugosi on a trio of B movies between 1941 and 1947: "Spooks Run Wild"; "The Corpse Vanishes"; and "Scared to Death." Besides reunions with DeMille on "Samson and Delilah" and "The Greatest Show on Earth," Rossitto cropped up (mostly unbilled) over the next three decades in pictures as diverse as "Carousel," "Invasion of the Saucer Men," and "Dracula vs Frankenstein," as well as such 1970s TV shows as "H.R. Pufnstuf," "Lidsville," and "Baretta." He retired in 1986, a year after playing Master while almost blind in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome."

      Highest rated movies

      The Baron of Arizona poster
      The Baron of Arizona
      Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome poster
      Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
      Carousel poster
      Carousel
      Scared to Death poster
      Scared to Death
      Dracula vs. Frankenstein poster
      Dracula vs. Frankenstein

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      81% 49% Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome The Master (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 33% The Clones Man at Phone Booth (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 24% The Creature's Revenge Dorro (Character) - 1971
      0% 25% Dracula vs. Frankenstein Grazbo the Evil Dwarf (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mongo's Back in Town Trembles (Character) - 1971
      71% 60% Carousel Midget (uncredited) (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 17% The Mesa of Lost Women Dwarf Lab Assistant (Character) - 1953
      86% 69% The Baron of Arizona Angie (Character) - 1950
      63% 17% Scared to Death Indigo (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 28% The Corpse Vanishes Toby (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 37% Spooks Run Wild Luigi (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 38% Mr. Wong in Chinatown Mute Dwarf (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 30% Old San Francisco Chang Loo (Character) - 1927
      No Score Yet 74% The Beloved Rogue Beppo - the Dwarf (Character) - 1927

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1978
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967