Elly Annie Schneider (July 23, 1914 – September 6, 2004) was an American dwarf actress, billed as Tiny Doll and Tiny Earles, and a member of The Dancing Dolls with her three siblings who played as some of the Munchkin villagers in The Wizard of Oz (1939).
Born in Stolpen, Germany, to Emma and Gustav Schneider she moved to the United States in 1926 to join her three dwarf siblings, Daisy who had emigrated there in 1922 and Harry and Gracie who had emigrated in 1914, under talent mananger Bert W. Earles. She was 39 inches (99 cm) tall and weighed 46 pounds (21 kg).
The Doll Family
The four siblings—Harry, Gracie, Daisy, and Tiny—were among the dwarfs who welcomed Dorothy to Munchkinland in a 10-minute scene in The Wizard of Oz. They also appeared in Sailors, Beware!, a 1927 Laurel and Hardy short, and the cult classic Freaks in 1932, and performed with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus and the Christiana Brothers Circus.