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Schlitzie (alternatively spelled "Schlitze" or "Shlitze"; September 10, 1901– September 24, 1971), possibly born Simon Metz, and legally Schlitze Surtees, was an American sideshow performer and occasional actor, best known for his role in the 1932 movie Freaks and his lifelong...Wikipedia

Age: 70 (age at death)
Born: 10th September, 1901, The Bronx, New York City, New York
Died: 24th September, 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 4' 2" (127 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Freaks (1932); Famous `Pinhead`

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When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New York, the trail leads to Coney Island and a spy ring.


Because his guardians had predeceased him, Schlitze was buried in an unmarked pauper`s grave in Los Angeles County. When visitors to the Find-a-Grave website lamented this on the message board, an impromptu online fund-raiser was coordinated and a gravestone purchased and placed.


A victim of birth defect microcephaly as evidenced by smaller than normal cranium.



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