Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000303122: NICK ADAMS

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Highly rare vintage blue ballpoint pen signature-- especially desirable, as it is uninscribed, as was unusual for him-- on a 4x6-inch tan album page, acquired in-person by a busy autograph hound in the 1950s and decorated with a small Players Directory image. In good condition. Good-looking Nick Adams was memorable as Andy Griffith's nerdish air force buddy in No Time for Sergeants (1957) and the would-be seducer of Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959) before landing his most famous role as ex-Confederate soldier Johnny Yuma on the popular T.V. western "The Rebel" (1959). After an Oscar nomination for his performance as a surly murder suspect in Twilight of Honor (1963), his career collapsed, and he died of an overdose at the age of 36, possibly due to a suicide, but speculation persists that the star was actually murdered.