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Felix Silla, best known as Cousin Itt on Addams Family, passes away at 84

Felix Silla, best known as Cousin Itt on Addams Family, passes away at 84
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Felix Silla, best known as Cousin Itt on Addams Family, passes away at 84

Felix Silla, who starred as the furry Cousin Itt on The Addams Household and a robotic on Buck Rogers within the twenty fifth Century, has died. He was 84.

Silla’s consultant, Bonnie Vent, mentioned in an emailed assertion Saturday that the actor died Friday after a battle with most cancers. Vent mentioned Silla was a humble and good man who was filled with tales.

“He had so many tales, from beginning out within the circus to so many basic tv exhibits both doing stunts or taking part in a personality,” Vent mentioned.

Although his face was coated, Silla — who stood lower than 4 toes tall — turned well-known for sporting a floor-length hairpiece, sun shades and a bowler hat as Cousin Itt on the Nineteen Sixties ABC present The Addams Household. His fan-favourite character had a knack for mumbling phrases that have been solely understood by Addams members of the family.

Silla’s face went unseen in a few different roles, together with his portrayal of the robotic Twiki on the late Nineteen Seventies NBC sequence Buck Rogers, and the 1983 movie Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, the place he performed an Ewok who rode a dangle glider.

“Felix knew loads about making characters come to life with no dialogue,” Vent mentioned.

Within the 1975 movie The Black Chook, viewers had an opportunity to see Silla’s face. He appeared as a villain named Litvak, who went in opposition to George Segal’s Sam Spade Jr. within the The Maltese Falcon sequel.

Silla appeared in different movies such as Spaceballs, The Golden Little one and Poltergeist. He performed his remaining position within the 2016 movie Characterz.

Silla was born in Italy earlier than he got here to the US in 1955. He toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the place he was a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler. He stayed in Hollywood to turn into a stuntman in 1962.

Silla is survived by his spouse Sue and daughter Bonnie. His son, Michael, died at the age of 45 final yr.

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