‘The Addams Family’ Star Felix Silla Dies during Age 84

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The male who played Cousin Itt in a 1960’s TV array “The Addams Family,” Felix Silla died during a age of 84. According to a Hollywood Reporter, a longtime Las Vegas, Nevada proprietor died on Apr 16, 2021, after battling pancreatic cancer.

His crony Gil Gerard announced a actor’s genocide on Twitter. Silla and Gerard worked together on “Buck Rogers” — a TV array that aired on NBC from 1979 to 1981.

The actor was innate in a tiny encampment outward of Rome, Italy on Jan. 11, 1937. Before relocating to a United States in 1955, he lerned to be a playground performer. After entrance to a U.S. he toured with a Ringling Bros. and a Barnum Bailey Show.

SillaSilla achieved as a tumbler, trapeze artist, and bareback rider. His mixed talents brought him to Hollywood, California, where he began operative as a stuntman. His initial pursuit started with a Gig Young-Shirley Jones car in “A Ticklish Affair.”

His best-known roles enclosed personification Cousin Itt and as a tiny “Hitler” in a 1975 film “The Black Bird.” Silla worked alongside George Segal in this film. He mostly doubled as children like in “The Towering Inferno,” “The Hindenburg,” and “Battlestar Galactica.”

He married his mother in 1965. They have dual children together, Michael and Bonnie.

In 2014 a Los Angeles Times interviewed Silla. The actor described a dress he wore when he played Cousin Itt. According to Silla, a dress was creatively done especially of tellurian hair. Due to a combustibility — and a fact many of a organisation smoked cigarettes — they combined a dress done from flame-retardant materials.

Silla did attempt work in “E.T. a Extra-Terrestrial,” “Poltergeist,” “Howard a Duck,” and “Batman Returns.” He also worked on “The Kentucky Fried Movie,” “Spaceballs,” and “H.R. Pufnstuf.”

His fans, friends, and co-stars took to amicable media to compensate their respects to a late actor’s family. Many people called him “a good guy.” May he rest in peace.

Written by Sheena Robertson

Sources:

The Hollywood Reporter: Felix Silla, Cousin Itt on ‘The Addams Family,’ Dies during 84; by Mike Barnes

IMDb: Felix Silla

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