Michael Dunn

Active - 1962 - 2005  |   Born - Oct 20, 1934   |   Died - Aug 30, 1973   |   Genres - Drama, Horror, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Dwarf actor Michael Dunn overcame his physical limitations--and the intense pain with which he lived most of his adult life--to attain the uppermost rungs of stardom. A successful nightclub entertainer, Dunn first gained the notice of the critical elite for his performance in the 1962 Broadway play The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. He went on to deliver an Oscar-calibre performance as a philosophical European refugee in Ship of Fools (1965). Dunn will forever be remembered by TV addicts for his sporadic appearances as criminal mastermind Dr. Miguelito Loveless in the 1960s adventure series The Wild Wild West. While co-starring in the London-filmed The Abdication, Michael Dunn died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 39.

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