Felix Silla, Cousin Itt on TV’s ‘Addams Family,’ dies at 84

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felix Silla, who starred as the hairy Cousin Itt on “The Addams Family” and a robot on “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,” has died. He was 84.

Silla’s representative, Bonnie Vent, said in an email Saturday that the actor died Friday after a battle with cancer.

Vent said Silla was a man full of stories from starting out in the circus to appearing on many television shows.

Silla’s face was covered, but the nearly four-foot-tall actor became famous for sporting a floor-length hairpiece, sunglasses and a bowler hat as Cousin Itt on the 1960s ABC show “The Addams Family.” His character had a knack for mumbling words that were only understood by Addams family members.

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