Quick Facts of William John Bertanzetti

  • Full NameWilliam John Bertanzetti
  • Net Worth$1.5 million to $3 million
  • Date of Birth1924 /10 /25
  • NicknameBilly Barty
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceMillsboro, Pennsylvania, Unites States
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionActor, Activist
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1927- 1998
  • Eye colourBlue
  • SpouseShirley Bolingbroke
  • Height3 feet 9 inches
  • Children2
  • HoroscopeScorpio

Billy Barty was a well-known American actor and activist best known for founding Little People of America. It is a support/advocacy organization for people with dwarfism. Moreover, he appeared as Mickey Rooney’s little brother in a comedy shorts series Mickey McGuire.

Barty passed away at the age of 76 on 23rd December 2000. To know in details about Barty’s wiki, career, bio, relationships, cause of death and so on, keep scrolling.

Who Is Billy Barty? Bio & Wiki

An American activist and actor, Billy Barty was born on 25th October 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania, United States. Just to let you know, his birth name was William John Bertanzetti and he was a Dwarf. Moreover, his nationality was American and belonged to White ethnicity. Likewise, his sun sign was Scorpio.

William John Bertanzetti

His parents were Albert Steven Bertanzetti (father) and Ellen Cecial Bertanzetti (mother). Moreover, his paternal grandfather was Italian. He attended L.A. City College and graduated from there with Major in Journalism. Furthermore, Barty was a sports editor and public relations director of the L.A. Collegian newspaper.

Billy Barty Body Measurements (Height & Weight)

Even being a dwarf, Billy Barty was a successful personality whom people used to adore and respect. His height was 3 feet 9 inches. Moreover, his eye color was blue and was half bald.

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Billy Barty Career

Billy Barty started performing when he was 3 years old. However, he professionally started his career in 1927 by making pictures. Barty played the role of Mickey Rooney’s little brother in the comedy shorts series Mickey McGuire. Likewise, he played several roles in comedy, drama, and films.

late actor and activist Billy Barty
Billy Barty

Barty was not only an actor but also an activist. He founded the Little People of America in 1957, a support/advocacy organization for people with dwarfism. Furthermore, Barty also founded the Billy Barty Foundation in 1975.

Know About Billy Barty Personal Life (Wife & Children)

Billy Barty was a married man. He exchanged the wedding vows with his wife Shirley Bolingbroke from Malad City, Idaho in 1962. However, there is no information about where they got married and how they met.

In addition, they shared two children from their relationship. Their first child is Lori Neilson, a daughter. Likewise, their second child, a son Braden Barty was born on 24th July 1970. Not to mention, their son is a famous TV/film producer and director.

Billy Barty with his Daughter and Son

Barty was injured during a parade and was rushed the hospital on 28th May 1999. Unfortunately, he died in 2000 at the age of 76 because of heart failure. Moreover, his funeral was held at the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in North Hollywood, California on 27th December 2000.

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Billy Barty Net Worth

A social activist and successful actor, Billy Barty had a net worth of around $2.5 million. His primary source of income was his acting career. Throughout his career, Barty starred in a number of movies and TV series through which he earned a colossal money.

On the other hand, Barty being an activist, he used to donate money to several organizations. Moreover, he also used to raise funds for his own organizations to help dwarf and needy people.