Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0006502: VICTOR BUONO

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RARE vintage signature-- not one of the many secretarial examples mistaken for authentic which often pop up on the market-- in purple ink on a 4x6-inch 3.3 x 5-inch tan card, acquired by our consignor from Autograph World. The autograph dates to the 1970s. In good condition, with some soiling to the upper right-hand corner tip, and nice for matting with a favorite photograph. 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.