Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0006502: VICTOR BUONO

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Highly rare vintage one-page contractual agreement to play the role of Dr. Tank Wallace on two classic episodes of T.V.'s "Sea Hunt" in 1960 and 1961, boldly signed in blue ink at the bottom, alongside the signature of an Ivan Tors Films casting director. In good condition. Large-and-in-charge, uninhibited character actor Victor Buono was unforgettable as the third-rate songwriter who leeches off of faded child star Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962), a role which earned him an Oscar nomination.  After being reteamed with Davis for the horror gem Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte in 1964, he went on to play increasingly maniacal, cartoonish villains, most notably Count Manzeppi on "Wild Wild West" (1965-1967) and King Tut on the weekly camp-fest "Batman" (1966-1968).  He died of a heart attack at the age of 43 and his autograph is extremely uncommon in any format.