Amidst all the silly goofy shit he had to do in his career, he also got to perform alongside some of the greatest performers in Hollywood and held his own.
decoy When I was a teen in the 80's me and my weird friends would have Billy Barty parties. We'd get shitfaced an watch Willow, Legend, Masters of the Universe - all the movies that sucked except for Billy Barty. He was a delight.
I do wonder if he was happy, though. This sort of thing always bugs me and I don't know if I'm being condescending, but: his career had a lot to do with imps and Dr. Shrinker's assistant, and a person could get to feeling at least a little bitter and resentful. Or a person could end up saying "this is who I am, but you know what? I've done all right for myself." I like to hope the latter.
decoy The great David Rappaport was at the top of his field and wasn't so happy about it. He blew his brains out with a shotgun in Laurel Canyon.