"The greatest thing about Billy Barty was that he never seemed to realize just how famous he really was."
The stage name of William John Bertanzetti (1924-2000), the entertainer, athlete and social activist who founded the Little People of America to help the families of people with dwarfism. Barty appeared in many Sid and Marty Krofft Productions, most notably Sigmund and The Sea Monsters, and was also the original voice of Epcot mascot Figment. He and Patty Maloney frequently worked together in films and television, as recently as the Batman: Gotham Knights episode "Double Talk".
Near;y two decades after his death, he remains one of the most famous and influential little people in history.