The Shortest Actors From Hollywood’s Golden Age (Ranked)

The Shortest Actors From Hollywood’s Golden Age (Ranked)

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Did you know that many Golden Age of Hollywood-era actors were relatively short and that actor Audie Murphy was the most decorated soldier in US history?

▬Contents of this video▬
00:00 - Intro
00:38 - Humprey Bogart – 5 feet 8 inches
01:05 - Alan Ladd – 5 feet 6 inches
01:35 - Peter Falk – 5 feet 6 inches
02:16 - Burgess Meredith - 5 feet 6 inches
03:03 - Audie Murphy – 5 feet 5 inches
04:30 - James Cagney – 5 feet 5 Inches
05:12 - Charlie Chaplin – 5 feet 5 inches
06:05 - Moe Howard – 5 feet 3 inches
06:28 - Mickey Rooney – 5 feet 2 Inches
07:38 - Outro

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While there is and never has been a specific height requirement for being an actor, the way that stars are typically presented on screen would make you believe that many of them are all quite tall. Today, the average American male height is five-foot-nine, but back during the days of the Golden Age of Hollywood, people were on average much shorter. In fact, over the last 150 years, the average height of people has increased by about four inches.

Alan Ladd, one of Hollywood’s most revered leading actors in the 1940s used to stand on top of a box to appear taller. Ladd was Five-foot-six. Likewise, the female co-stars of Humphrey Bogart used to have to hunch down when seated next to him so that they would look shorter than the five-foot-eight actor.

The fact that the average height of leading men in Hollywood is shorter than average proves that one’s height isn’t necessarily a barrier of entry when it comes to finding success in the film industry. Looking back at some of the most prominent names in old Hollywood, we find that quite a few of them were a lot shorter than you might expect. In this video, we’ll be discussing some of the shortest actors from this highly-influential era of filmmaking.

The Shortest Actors From Hollywood’s Golden Age (Ranked)

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