Schlitzie Surtees - The Most Famous American Freak (22 pics)
Schlitzie Surtees was born in 1901 and became famous after his role in the movie Freaks (1932).
Schlitzie's true birth date, name and location is unknown.
But it's believed that he could be born in Bronx, New York, Santa Fe, New Mexico or Yucatan, Mexico.
Schlitzie had microcephaly, a neurodevelopmental disorder that left him with an unusually small brain and skull, a small stature myopia and moderate to severe mental retardation.
He had the cognizance of a three year-old.
He was performing the sideshow circuit till his death at the age of 70 of pneumonia.