Ace Crawford, Private Eye

ACE CRAWFORD, PRIVATE EYE/CBS/1983 (Little Person)

Inch (Billy Barty), the dwarf bartender and owner of the sleazy wharfside bar called the “Shanty,” The bar was frequented by Ace Crawford, a bumbling, trench-coated private detective.

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Each episode ended with Ace Crawford leaving The Shanty having solved his latest case then walking along the wharf, disappearing into the night fog… and falling in the water (splashing sound heard).

Note: Billy Barty, the 3-foot-9 actor who founded Little People of America (LPA) in 1957, died on December 23, 2000 of heart failure, at the age of 76. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981.

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