A blog about classic television, movies, and radio, by the author of "Joan Davis: America's Queen of Film, Radio and Television Comedy," among others.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Itt's His Birthday!
Happy 78th birthday to actor, stuntman, and circus performer Felix Silla, who may be best known for the undoubtedly hot and hairy job of playing Cousin Itt on TV's The Addams Family. His other roles include the robotic Twiki on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, as well as guest appearances in everything from Bewitched to Married with Children. A few years ago, when I was researching my book on Eve Arden, I also spotted him in the movie comedy Under the Rainbow (1981), just another role in a career that spanned more than 30 years.