Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0008542: TED CASSIDY

Extremely rare vintage blue ballpoint pen signature on a 3x5-inch pale grey card, dating to the 1970s. In good condition, with a collector's notation in pencil in the upper area, away from the writing. Excellent for matting with a favorite photograph. 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.