Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000803122: GODFREY CAMBRIDGE

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Highly scarce vintage fountain pen signature on a 3x5-inch tan card, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Bob Keidanz in the late 1960s or early 1970s.  In very good condition and ideal for matting.  African-American comedian-turned-character actor Godfrey Cambridge was unforgettable in Watermelon Man (1970), in which he portrayed a White bigot who wakes up one morning to find that he has turned Black, and in cult classics like Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), horror's Beware! The Blob (1972) and Five on the Black Hand Side (1973).  In 1976, while filming Victory at Entebbe, in which he was playing General Idi Amin, he died tragically of a heart attack, prompting Amin to tell the press, "It was punishment from God".  This is just the second example of Cambridge's autograph we have ever encountered.