Michael Patrick "Pat" Bilon (August 29, 1947 – January 27, 1983) was an American actor best known for his performances in Under the Rainbow and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. At no taller than two feet and 10 inches, Bilon was considered one of the smallest adult dwarfs in the country, but he never characterized himself as disabled. Throughout much of his adult life, he was an active member of Little People of America. During his last years, Bilon served as District 5 director of the organization.
William Crayton "Pee Wee" Marquette (born in Montgomery, Alabama) is the former master of ceremonies at the Birdland jazz club in New York City. Marquette was under four feet tall, most likely three foot nine, and his high enthusiastic voice can be heard making the introductions on Art Blakey's 1954 record A Night at Birdland. His announcements are also documented on Blakey's At the Jazz Corner of the World (1959).
Caroline Crachami (possibly b. 1815— June 1824) is sometimes cited as being the smallest person in recorded history, but as she was nine years old or less at the time of her death, it is unlikely that she had finished growing. Said to have been born in Palermo, Italy, she was known as the "Sicilian Fairy" or "Sicilian Dwarf." She was the first person recognised to have primordial dwarfism, and was only about 19 1⁄2 inches (50 cm) tall at the time of her death; it was claimed that at birth she had weighed only one pound (454 grams) and measured approximately 8 inches (20 cm) tall.
Józef Boruwłaski (1739–1837) was a Polish-born dwarf who toured in European and Turkish courts.
Steven Novick (born February 8, 1963) is a politician in the U.S. state of Oregon and a former environmental lawyer and political activist. He is currently a Portland City Commissioner – a member of the City Council of Portland – having been elected in May 2012 and assumed office on January 1, 2013. In 2008, he ran for the Democratic Party's nomination for the United States Senate, for the seat then held by Republican Gordon Smith, but narrowly lost to Oregon House speaker Jeff Merkley. On the Portland city council, he is in charge of the city's transportation department, among other responsibilities.
Edmund Newell (July 27, 1857–December 23, 1915), better known as General Grant Jr. or Major Edward Newell, was a 19th-century dwarf who gained fame as an associate of P.T. Barnum. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Edmund S. Newell and Sarah Ellen Jimmerson.
"Rice Brothers" redirects here. For the bluegrass albums, see The Rice Brothers and The Rice Brothers 2.
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