Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00116541: JAMES DARREN

Tough-looking 8x10-inch color glossy bust portrait, boldly signed in blue marker in-person at a recent film convention appearance.  In mint condition.  Darren made his bones in a long string of teenage-themed flicks of the 1950s.  A far better actor than most of his contemporary adolescent heartthrobs, who was expertly trained by celebrated instructor Stella Adler, he nonetheless struggled to grow beyond cheese-fests like Gidget (1959) and Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961).  He found new fame as a singer in the early to mid-1960s, with several hits to his credit, including "Goodbye Cruel World" and "Her Royal Majesty".  His film work gradually tapered off, but he did much T.V. work, memorable as the star of the sci-fi series "The Time Tunnel" (1966-1967) and crime drama "T.J. Hooker" (1982-1986), as well as in the recurring role of Vic Fontaine on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1988-1989).