Felix Silla Bio- Felix Silla Wiki
Silla, who had lived in Las Vegas for many years, died Friday after battling pancreatic cancer.
His friend Gil Gerard, a co-star on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, announced on Twitter.
At just under 4 feet tall, the actor appeared in the 1960s ABC comedy as the mumbling Cousin Itt wearing a full-length hairpiece that covered his entire face and body as well as a hat and sunglasses.
So sad to hear that actor Felix Silla has passed away. He was a great guy every time I saw him at various events. RIP, Felix. ^i^ pic.twitter.com/njjWy8s2sm
— Chip Coffey (@chipcoffey) April 16, 2021
Felix Silla Age
Felix Silla was 84-years-old.
He also played the robot Twiki in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and a villain battling Sam Spade Jr. in The Black Bird. Silla appeared as a hang-gliding Ewokk in the 1983 Star Wars film Return of the Jedi.
Speaking about his role in The Addams Family in a 2014 interview with the Los Angeles Times, he said his costume was originally made out of real human hair, making it heavy and combustible too.
“All the guys on the set smoked,” he said. “They just dropped their butts and stepped on them.
The producers worried that I might step on a smoldering cigarette and go up in flames. They gave me synthetic hair, which was flame-retardant.”
Silla was born in Roccacasale, Italy, on January 11, 1937, and came to the US in 1955.