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Just because they__re lesser in height, it doesn__t mean they__re lesser known. From minuscule movie stars to petite pop stars, here__s a list of famous short people through history.
10. Edward Carl Gaedel
Standing at 3_7, Eddie was the world__s shortest pro-baseball player __ albeit briefly. Born in Chicago in 1925, __Eddie_ aspired to be a sportsman, and managed to secure his debut with the St. Louis Browns in the summer of 1951. Despite being a publicity stunt, his appearance on the plate lead to 18,369 fans giving him a standing ovation. Unfortunately, Gaedel became a heavy drinker and died of a heart attack after being mugged in 1961.
9. Bridget the Midget
Twenty-eight-year old Bridget __ born Cheryl Marie Murphy __ claims her fame in a slightly more risque industry to our other legendary small people. Idaho-born Bridget is an erotic film actress with a difference __ she__s just 3_9. She__s now retired from __adult_ acting after appearing in over 100 films, and these days favors more traditional acting roles, including a bit part in 8mm.
8. Danny Woodburn
This 44-year old actor from Philadelphia stands at a mini four foot. However, his height never held back his acting career, and he__s managed to avoid getting pigeonholed in typical __little people_ roles either. The star has had parts in Seinfeld, One Tree Hill and CSI, and features in the forthcoming film, Watchmen.
7. Gary Coleman
Gary is most famous for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diff__rent Strokes. The 4_8 actor has since had a few cameos and bit parts on TV series and in films, but is predominantly more famous for his eventful personal life. Such dramas include his televised appearance in a divorce court, a car accident, an assault, and ongoing financial problems.
6. Dolly Parton
Diminutive Dolly may have a big __ er __ heart, but her height is just five foot. The 62-year old (yes, 62!) became famous for such country ditties as __Jolene_ and __I will Always Love You_, and is still singing and song-writing to this day. She is also recognized as a philanthropist, is an accomplished player of the autoharp, banjo, drums, guitar, harmonica and piano, and lest we forget, has her own theme park, Dollywood.
5. General Tom Thumb
The original famous small person __ Charles Sherwood Stratton, adopted the stage name of General Tom Thumb after the fabled English legend, who was no bigger than his father__s thumb. The real life version was born in Connecticut, weighing 9 pounds 2 ounces, but only grew to 2_9. He was snapped up by the traveling circus showman P. T. Barnum, and toured the world, becoming stinking rich and meeting his wife __ another small person __ on the way. He died of a stroke aged 45 in 1883, and over 10,000 friends, fans and family attended his funeral.
4. Wee Man
This Jackass star, whose real name is Jason Bryant AcuâÐa, is just over four foot tall. He was born in Pisa, Italy, to Italian parents, but grew up in Torrance, California. He worked as a subscription manager for a skateboarding magazine after graduating, which saw him become involved with the stunt-crazed Jackass gang. AcuâÐa now does occasional presenting gigs and has appeared on the reality shows Armed and Dangerous and Celebrity Circus.
Prince Rogers Nelson, aka His Purple Majesty, aka The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, or sometimes, just a symbol, is only 5_2. The womanizing extrovert, who has had hits with __Purple Rain__, __When Doves Cry__ and __Beautiful Girl__, is now back in the studio recording his next long-awaited album.
2. Danny Devito
This huge movie star stands at just 4_11 tall. He was born in Neptune, New Jersey, to a middle class family, and decided to go into acting at an early age. After getting his big break in Taxi, Devito went on to star in blockbusters such as Other People__s Money, LA Confidential, Batman and Heist. He continues to act, but also branched into producing, with films such as Pulp Fiction and Erin Brockovich under his belt.
1. Verne Troyer
This 40-year old actor, famous for playing Mini-Me in Austin Powers, is now just as famous for his private antics as his professional. The self-confessed sex addict was the latest celebrity to fall foul of a sex tape scandal, after private moments between him and his former girlfriend, Ranae Shrider, were leaked. He is no stranger to reality TV however, and is currently doing a stint on Celebrity Big Brother UK, where he has been seen getting sozzled on Champagne, flirting with the ladies, and causing havoc on his mobility scooter.
by KATHERINE WATT