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Powell, Marcus

Marcus Powell

Marcus Powell was born before 1915. (I had this previously at 1932, but this was incorrect information as the photo below shows him clearly pictured in 1939 as an adult).

Powell died in 2000, he was romantically linked with actress, and SWAD alum, Gilda Cohen.

Kill by Inches~1999 - The Father
The Curse~1999 - Priest
Mob Queen~1999 - Gregory Kirk
Nobody's Fool~1994 - Whit
Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor~1993 - Dr. Viallini
Escape from Safehaven~1989 - Mayor McGee
Rejuvenatrix~1988 - Dr. Germaine
Nemo~1984 - Gr├╝nwald
Top Secret!~1984 - Little German
Britannia Hospital~1982 - Sir Anthony Mount
Time Bandits~1981 - Horseflesh
The Elephant Man~1980 - Midget
Star Wars~1977 - uncredited Rycar Ryjerd - Bimm in Cantina

Wombling Free (The Wombles)~1977 - Orinoco - Womble
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory~1971 - uncredited Oompa Loompa

The Real McCoy~1991 - Various Roles
Tripods, The~1984 - Cook in The English Channel: July, 2018 AD
Blake's 7~1978-1980 -
    The Thaarn in Dawn of the Gods
    Decima #4 in The Web
The Old Curiosity Shop~1979 - Vuffin's Troupe Member in 1.3
Benji's Very Own Christmas Story~1978 - uncredited Needles
The Star Wars Holiday Special~1978 - uncredited (archive footage) Rycar Ryjerd

Fred Roper's Midgets (AKA Famous Wonder Midgets/Wonderful Midgets/Company of Wonder Midgets)

1939 - New York World's Fair - took part in Little Miracle Town with 124 other little people, including SWAD alum Ronnie Phillips (not shown). Visitors were charged 25¢ admission to the attraction. (highlighted). He looks to be around 30 in this photo.
Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Amusements - Villages - Little Miracle Town - Midgets lined up for draft registration" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1935 - 1945.
1930s - Performed with Fred Roper's Midgets (AKA Famous Wonder Midgets/Wonderful Midgets/Company of Wonder Midgets) for twelve years where he and 29 other little people traveled with Englishman Fred Roper between England, South Africa and in the U.S. The troupe of Vaudevillian little people was a favorite act of a young Peter Sellers when he toured with his performer parents.

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