Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0004222011: PARLEY BAER

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Uncommon vintage inscribed signature in red felt-tip pen on a 3x5-inch white card, acquired in-person by an inveterate collector in the 1970s. In very good condition. After lending his distinctive high-pitched, twangy voice to countless characters in radio dramas, most memorably Marshall Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke (1955-1961), jowly, fussy character actor Parley Baer found new work in Hollywood films and television. He specialized in playing obstinate neighbors and authority figures, including the insufferable Mayor Stoner on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1962-1963), Darby on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" (1955-1965), insurance man and city commissioner Arthur J. Henson on "The Addams Family" (1965-1966), Doc Appleby on "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1981-1984), and Miles Dugan on "The Young and the Restless" (1993-1996).  He also popped up in a variety of roles on "I Love Lucy" (1955-1957), "Dennis the Menace" (1959-1962), "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (1959-1971), "Bonanza" (1961-1966), "Perry Mason" (1961-1966), "The Lucy Show" (1962-1966), "The Virginian" (1962-1970), "Hogan's Heroes" (1965-1969), "Petticoat Junction" (1965-1970), "Green Acres" (1965-1977), "Ironside" (1968), "Here's Lucy" (1969-1971), "Bewitched" (1966-1972), and "Lou Grant" (1979-1982).  Among his many memorable film credits were The Young Lions (1958), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960), Gypsy (1962), and the horror flick Two on a Guillotine (1965).