Friday, January 18, 2013
Billy Barty (1924–2000) on Phyllis (1975)
Billy Barty is the most well known Little Person to ever work in American Media. His accomplishments are too many to enumerate here, see the IMDB link above. Here he guest spots on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" spin off "Phyllis". Cloris Leachman as the title character is shocked when her 17 year old daughter, Lisa Gerritsen ("My World and Welcome To It") tells her she wants to marry her boyfriend. Hilarity ensues when she discovers that his parents are little people.