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Felix Silla, a.k.a. Cousin Itt, looks back on a kooky career
Felix Silla, a.k.a. Cousin Itt, looks back on a kooky career

A saucy redhead strolls into the pizzeria and spots the veteran actor who performed countless TV and film cameos throughout the 1960s and '70s. "Cousin Itt!" she shrieks. She drops onto one knee and hugs actor Felix Silla — all 3 feet, 11 inches of him. It's a rare celebrity sighting in the larger-than-life career of the little Big Man, who inhabits a tiny — if peculiar — niche in TV-land subculture: Silla once played Cousin Itt, the shaggy hairball with sunglasses and a derby on the macabre 1960s sitcom "The Addams Family." This is a town full of celebrities, on stage or in the audience. But this celebrity flies under the radar, even...

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