George Brasno

born: 23 December 1911
Old Bridge Township, Madison, New Jersey,
United States of America
died: 15 August 1982
South River, New Jersey,
United States of America
(age 70)

American midget actor, the brother of Richard Brasno and Olive Brasno. Richard, George, and Olive Brasno were "midget" siblings. Of the 8 children born to George Sr. and Anna Brasno, 3 were midgets and the others were "normal" size. Their sister, Elizabeth (Betty), was 5'11" and performed as a trapeze artist for Ringling Bros.Circus for 15 years. As part of the Buster Shaver Act, the "little people" toured Europe and the US as a successful vaudeville act. Their Father died in 1944 in an accident when he fell down the cellar stairs to go down and fetch coal for the landlady. Their mother died in Las Vegas in 1965 where she and 2 of the boys had been since 1960 operating a bar they owned.
Real name: George Francis Brasno Jr.
Height: 3'6" (age 28)
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Shrimps For A Day
Dick as a child

Arbor Day
Boy midget

Acknowledgements & sources: (1940 Nov: WWII Draft Card: height: Francis)
Jim Jarvis (information)

This page was last updated on: 04 APril 2020