Rocky Dennis Biography
(American Boy Who Had Craniodiaphyseal Dysplasia)
Birthday: December 4, 1961 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Glendora, California, United States
Roy Lee "Rocky" Dennis was an American boy who suffered from the rare sclerotic bone disorder, craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, which caused his death at the age of 16. His head grew unnaturally big and distorted due to excessive calcium buildup, which resulted in poor eyesight and hearing ability. Nevertheless, with support from his mother, Florence Tullis, he attended school and led a life as normal as he possibly could until the rare disease took his life. He had a "happy-go-lucky attitude" that helped him overcome his physical problems. The 1985 film 'Mask' by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Eric Stoltz and Cher, was loosely based on his life. His mother consented to the film because she "thought showing Rocky's courage would help a lot of disabled kids and the parents of disabled kids."