Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0008542: TED CASSIDY

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Extremely rare vintage blue ballpoint pen signature on a 3x4-inch off-white card, dating to the 1970s. In good condition, with a light one-inch crease, touching the "d" in "Cassidy," and accompanied by a certificate from third-party authentication service JSA. Note that the image of the star shown alongside the scan of the signed piece here is not included. Ted Cassidy is best remembered for his portrayal of Lurch, the hulking, inadvertently terrifying majordomo on T.V.'s "The Addams Family" (1964-1966), also doubling as Thing on the series. The 6'9" actor is elsewhere remembered as a Martian in sci-fi's The Angry Red Planet (1957); Lurch in a guest spot on "Batman" (1966); Gorn, Balok's puppet and and Ruk on classic episodes of "Star Trek" (1966-1967); Harvey Logan in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969); and the voice of the titular juggernaut on "The Incredible Hulk" (1978-1982). Always in poor health, due to his enormous stature, he tragically died following open-heart surgery at the age of 46 and his autograph is extremely uncommon in any format.