List of people with dwarfism

This is a list of famous people who have or had the condition dwarfism.

* Jason Acuña (born May 16, 1973), also known as "Wee-Man", American skateboarder, one of the stars of Jackass (TV Series) [ [http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/movies/ny-etledew4899840sep22,0,3757651.story?coll=ny-entertainment-headlines Newsday] ] Achondroplasia
* Israel Akiode, (1960 or 1961) Nigerian actor and founder/President of the Dwarf Association of Nigeria. [ [http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-fg-dwarfs17jun17,1,5577812.story?coll=la-news-a_section LA Times] ] [ [http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/features/showpiece/2005/may/01/showpiece-01-05-2005-002.htm Nigerian tabloid] ]
*Pablo Alvarado, musician in Australian band SSFD.Fact|date=March 2008
* Michael J. Anderson (October 31, 1953), American actor. [ [http://www.mulholland-drive.net/cast/michael.htm Mulholland Drive site] ]
* Kenny Baker, (born August 24, 1934) Rawdon Born actor who portrayed R2-D2 [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/uk/575114.stm BBC] ]
* Billy Barty, (October 25, 1924–December 23, 2000), American actor [ [http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&safe=active&q=cache:G2voWs3283YJ:www.gghjournal.com/pdf/volume_7/3/feature_3.pdf+%22Billy+Barty%22+dwarfism Genetics research site] ] (Cartilage Hair Syndrome Hypoplasia)
* Sebastiano Biavati, 17th century curator of museum of curiosities [ [http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&safe=active&q=cache:NCMTOT-d47IJ:www.serendipitybooks.com/jahnfull.pdf+%22Sebastiano+Biavati%22 MELVIN E. JAHN COLLECTION] ]
* Torben Bille, (1945-1993) Danish actor and set designer, star of the feature film "Dværgen" (1973).
* Susanna Bokoyni, longest lived dwarf who died at 105 years old [1995 Guinness World Records, page 7]
* Józef Boruwłaski, Polish "count" (1739-1837) [ [http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1112774 British Medical journal] ] [ [http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=eGPEPRPPKrYC&oi=fnd&pg=PA17&sig=E4XzmLZMw4PF9xNriQTxqxp3xnM&dq=%22Joseph+Boruwlaski%22#PPA19,M1 CJS Thompson book] ]
* Bridget The Midget, porn star [ [http://72.166.46.24//boston/news_features/top/features/documents/02360469.htm Boston Phoenix] ]
* Sunny Li, Chinese aka "Tiny Emo" (Born Hong Kong 1991) A young singer with dwrafism performing around china with an "emo" appearance.
* Bushwick Bill, (born Richard Shaw, December 8, 1966) American musician, founding member of The Geto Boys. Currently calls himself "Dr. Wolfgang Von Bushwickin the Barbarian Mother Funky Stay High Dollar Billstir."
* Joe C., (November 9, 1974 – November 16, 2000), Kid Rock's sidekick [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5938321/the_kid_stays_in_the_picture/ Rolling Stone briefly mentions him as a dwarf in an article on Kid Rock] ]
* Chnoum-Hotep, Ancient chief of perfumes from the Fifth dynasty of Egypt who is believed to have had achondroplasia. [ [http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=iYXel4RXuU8C&oi=fnd&pg=PP10&sig=7UHZvwAnOyXVYKD3ZBGly-ahS2w&dq=%22Chnoum-Hotep%22+dwarf#PPA2,M1 "Orthopaedics: A History and Iconography" by Leonard F. Peltier (page 4)] ]
* Jimmy Clitheroe, (1921 - 1973), British comedian called "The Clitheroe kid." [ [http://www.vh1.com/movies/movie/222733/moviemain.jhtml VH1] ]
* Kevin Costa, (October 31, 1953) American actor [ [http://www.sptimes.com/2003/09/13/Floridian/He_speaks_fluent_carny.shtml St. Petersburg Times] ]
* Tony Cox, (born March 31, 1958), American actor [ [http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/homevideo/20040620-9999_dvd90.html San Diego Union-Tribune] ]
* Caroline Crachami, (possibly born 1815— June 1824) Sicilian who had Primordial dwarfism. [ [http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/110516185/ABSTRACT American Journal of Medical Genetics] ]
* Eric Cullen, (July 12, 1965 — August 16, 1996), Scottish actor with achondroplasia. [ [http://cj_whitehound.madasafish.com/Theatre_of_Cruelty/career.htm A Dramatic Life ] ]
* Billy Curtis, (1909–1988) Actor who played a Munchkin and starred in The Terror of Tiny Town.
* François de Cuvilliés, (1695-1768) Flemish architect noted for Cuvilliés Theatre and others. [ [http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=993&page=1 The J. Paul Getty Museum] ]
* Warwick Davis, (born February 3, 1970), British actor [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,967464,00.html Time Magazine] ] Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita
* Nelson de la Rosa (June 1968 – October 22, 2006), Dominican actor, had MOPD II form of primordial dwarfism. [ [http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/baseball/20041012-9999-1s12alcs.html San Diego Union-Tribune] ]
* Tamara De Treaux, Actress, an inspiration for the book Maybe the Moon. [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20060304204018/www.literarybent.com/mtm_04_behind.html San Francisco Focus Magazine] ]
* Aditya Dev, body builder with dwarfism recorded in the 2006 Guinness Book of World Records as the "World's Smallest Bodybuilder".Fact|date=March 2008
* Thomas Dilward, Nineteenth century minstrel show entertainer [ [http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&safe=active&q=cache:b2Sm9kRTSzsJ:www.coe.ohio-state.edu/beverlygordon/863%2520Projects/2000%2520863%2520Projects/au2000863pdf/Microsoft%2520Word%2520-%2520EricaEstepMinstrelsy.pdf+%22Thomas+Dilward%22 Ohio State article on minstrel shows] ]
* Peter Dinklage, (born June 11, 1969), American actor [ [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/10/12/MO302707.DTL&type=printable San Francisco Chronicle] ] Achondroplasia
* The Doll Family, German-born siblings. The eldest was born in 1899, the last died in 2004. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/09/15/db1502.xml The Telegraph (UK)] ]
* Michael Dunn, (1934-1973), American actor with Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,834071,00.html Time Magazine] ]
* Meredith Eaton-Gilden, (born August 26, 1974), American actor [ [http://www.metroweekly.com/feature/?ak=573 Metro Weekly review of "Unconditional Love"] : A negative review of the film, but it mentions her dwarfism and states that, "The writers give Eaton all the best jokes in the film -- and thank God, because she's the only one with the comedic chops to pull them off."]
* Mike Edmonds, British actor in Maid Marian and her Merry Men, Time Bandits, and The Safety Dance video. [ [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-60710673.html Birmingham Post by way of Highbeam] ]
* Alan Eggleston, (born December 30, 1941), Australian politician with achondroplasia. [ [http://www.sspa.org.au/media.htm Short statured people of Australia] ]
* Josh Ryan Evans, (January 10, 1982 – August 5, 2002), American actor [ [http://www.sfweekly.com/bestof/award.php?oid=oid:27966&section=oid:24957&year=2003 San Francisco Weekly] ] Achondroplasia
* Charla Faddoul, American (Syrian born)The Amazing Race contestant (Seasons 5 and 11)
* Francis Joseph Flynn, (1864 - 188?) Sideshow entertainer known as "General Mite" who toured on several continents and performed for Queen Victoria. (According to some sources he was several inches shorter than this) [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=7sXaGQ4Y49MC&pg=PA315&lpg=PA315&dq=%22general+mite%22+flynn&source=web&ots=xWEauRKj-l&sig=J8bYIrTdAmGN_KzQwmtkEZK4LNU Medico-Chirurgical Transactions] ] [ [http://www.showhistory.com/GeneralMite.midget.html Show History] ]
* Phil Fondacaro,(b. November 8, 1958), American actor [ [http://sendtofriend.abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/WolfFiles/story?id=91852&page=1 ABC News] ]
* Eddie Gaedel, (June 8, 1925 - June 18, 1961), made one plate appearance for the St. Louis Browns in 1951 [ [http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060506/news_1c06freeman.html San Diego Union-Tribune] ]
* Arturo Gil, (born March 13, 1960), Actor [ [http://www.lpaonline.org/resources_links.html Little People of America links] ]
* Michael Gilden, (b. September 22, 1962 - d. December 5, 2006), American actor [ [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117955544.html?categoryId=25&cs=1 Variety] ]
* Lester "Beetlejuice" Green, (born June 2, 1968, in Jersey City, New Jersey), entertainer known for his appearances on the Howard Stern show.
* Jeffrey Hudson, (1619–1682), English court dwarf and jester to Charles I [ [http://nq.oxfordjournals.org/content/vols10-XI/issue273/index.dtl Oxford Journals] ] [ [http://www.abcgallery.com/V/vandyck/vandyck27.html ABC Gallery] ]
* Martin Klebba, (born 23 June 1969), American actor and dwarf sportsperson. [ [http://www.martinklebba.com/CoDA_Foundation.htm Coalition for Dwarf Advocacy] ] [ [http://www.labreakers.net/ LA Breakers] ]
* Wybrand Lolkes, Dutch dwarf (visited Britain in 1790) [ [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=45288 British History online (second paragraph from the bottom)] ]
* Eric Lynch (born March 11, 1975), American actor, writer, and member of "The Howard Stern Show"'s Wack Pack.
* Patty Maloney, (first acting job in 1973) American actress [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=SB&p_theme=sb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB0D84422FC263E&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM Sacramento Bee] ]
* Billy Merchant, (1919-2001) British circus entertainer. [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20010618/ai_n14392900 Independent (UK) obituary] ]
* Gul Mohammed, (February 15, 1957 – October 1, 1997), Guinness record holder for world's shortest man. [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=MH&s_site=miami&p_multi=MH&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB4D895F8095897&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM Miami Herald] ]
* Pauline Musters (1876 - 1895), Dutch woman who is believed to be the shortest woman verified. [Guinness World Records [http://www.powells.com/biblio?show=TRADE%20PAPER:USED:0553583786:4.50&page=excerpt] ]
* George Washington Morrison Nutt, "Commodore Nutt" [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=NTGB&p_theme=ntgb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=1070E1BACD175C50&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM Telegraph of Nashua] ]
* Ovitz family, Jewish family that survived the Holocaust. (Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita) The last adult dwarf survivor of the family, Perla Ovitz, died in 2001. [In Our Hearts We Were Giants - A nonfiction book concerning them]
* Michel Petrucciani, (December 28, 1962 – January 6, 1999), French jazz pianist.
* Alexander Pope, (May 21, 1688 - May 21, 1744), English poet & writer (was approximately 4'6" tall, according to Sir Joshua Reynolds); likely suffered from tuberculosis of the spine
* Dylan Postl (born May 29, 1986) Better known as Hornswoggle in World Wrestling Entertainment.Fact|date=March 2008
* Meinhardt Raabe, (born September 2, 1915) oldest surviving Munchkin from "The Wizard of Oz" [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=VP&p_theme=vp&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EAFFC75F2B3DEE3&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM The Virginia Pilot] ]
* David Rappaport, (November 23, 1951 – May 2, 1990), British & American actor [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=SL&p_theme=sl&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB04CADA16A95CD&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM St. Louis Post-Dispatch] ]
* Jack Purvis (actor), (1937 - November 1997), British & American actor.
* Judy-Lynn del Rey, (January 26, 1943–February 20, 1986), American science fiction editor [The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction page 319]
* Rice Brothers - Formerly the shortest living twins. (From 1951 to 2005 both were alive) [ [http://www.wpbf.com/entertainment/14244590/detail.html/ WPBF] ]
* Amy Roloff, (b. 1963), featured on the TV show Little People Big World [ [http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/AmericanFamily/story?id=1737074&page=1 ABC News] : This source deals with all three dwarfs in the Roloff family.] Achondroplasia
* Matthew Roloff, (b. 1961), American actor, author and businessman featured on the TV show Little People Big World, Diastrophic dysplasia. [ [http://www.nytimes.com/library/home/093099roloff-compound.html New York Times] : Matt Roloff is a diastrophic dwarf]
*Nelson de la Rosa - (1968 – 2006) [ [http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2006-10-23-de-la-rosa-obit_x.htm USA Today obit] ]
* Angelo Rossitto, American actor [ [http://washingtontimes.com/weekend/20040811-110531-5755r.htm Washington Times] ]
* Elly Annie Schneider - Actress, also known as "Tiny Doll", played a Munchkin. (1914 - 2004) [ [http://www.sptimes.com/2004/09/11/State/Elly_Annie_Schneider_.shtml St. Petersburg Times obituary] ]
* Arthur Serevetas, Australian dwarf actor. [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0785035/ Arthur Serevetas at IMDB] ]
* Tom Shakespeare, (born May 11, 1966), also known as Sir Thomas William Shakespeare, 3rd Baronet. A geneticist with achondroplasia. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/columnists/tom/141105_index.shtml BBC article on him mentioning reactions to his dwarfism] ] His father, William Geoffrey Shakespeare, also had achondroplasia.
* Felix Silla, (born on January 11, 1937), American actor [ [http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie.aspx?m=6899 Movies.MSN.com] ]
* Charles Proteus Steinmetz, (April 9, 1865–October 26, 1923), scientist and engineer, also "hunchbacked." [ [http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&safe=active&q=cache:Na2RuoAAtL8J:https://azaims.gov/ESS/SpecialProjects/securecare/merging2worlds/LessonPlans-Chapter2/Lesson7.doc+%22Charles+Steinmetz%22+dwarf] ]
* Charles Sherwood Stratton, (January 4, 1838 – July 15, 1883), "General Tom Thumb" [ [http://journals.mup.man.ac.uk/cgi-bin/pdfdisp/MUPpdf/NCTF/V31I2/310016.pdf Journal: Nineteenth Century Theatre & Film] ]
* Verne Troyer, (born January 1, 1969), American actor [ [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002115952_karroll13.html Seattle Times] ]
* Hervé Villechaize, April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993), French-born actor [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,915931,00.html Time Magazine] ]
* Lavinia Warren, (1841 - 1919), American entertainer [ [http://www.pbs.org/pov//pov2005/bigenough/special_dwarfism_ety.html PBS: Also mentions her husband Charles Stratton] ]
* Chick Webb, (died June 16, 1939), big band drummer [ [http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=-cBdIjRU08IC&oi=fnd&pg=PP13&sig=G8yIHTPIWtE1X5JedFbEVTkfU3s&dq=%22Chick+Webb%22+dwarfism Jazz and Death: Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats By Frederick J. Spencer (x)] : Although it states that calling him a "hunchbacked dwarf" is "indelicate."]
* Weng Weng, (career began in the 1970s), actor and martial artist. [ [http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/man/2006/11/09/life/cinemanila.brings.back.weng.weng.cleopatria.wong.html Sun Star Manila] ]
* Wee Georgie Wood, (1895-1979), Comic actor with a railway named for him [ [http://pages.britishlibrary.net/alan.myers/wood1.htm British Library] ]
* Danny Woodburn, (born July 26, 1964), American actor [ [http://archive.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2001/03/09/things/print.html Salon] ]
* Lucia Zarate, (1864-1890), Mexican with MOPD II. She is believed to have the lowest weight of any adult woman and may have been shorter than Pauline Musters. [ [http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,635197880,00.html Deseret News] ]

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