Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0010411122: JACKIE COOGAN

Inscribed signature in blue ballpoint pen on a 4.25 x 6.75-inch portion of a tan album page, acquired in-person on Broadway in New York City in 1949, the year the writing implement he used was introduced. In good condition, with some lightr surface crinkles. Celebrated child actor Jackie Coogan, who was hand-selected by Charles Chaplin to appear in A Day's Pleasure (1919) and star in The Kid (1921), went on to star in Daddy (1923), Long Live the King (1923), Tom Sawyer (1930), and Huckleberry Finn (1931). After he had reached maturity, he found work more difficult to come by and made ends meet by appearing in bit parts and horror, sci-fi and western B-movies, most notably Cowboy G-Men (1952), Mesa of Lost Women (1953) and The Space Children (1958). It wasn't until the 1960s that Coogan would once again hit his stride, landing starring roles on two popular T.V. sitcoms: Sgt. Barnes on "McKeever and the Colonel" (1962-1963) and the bald, crazy-eyed, inexplicably electrical Uncle Fester on "The Addams Family" (1964-1966).