Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0011659: HARRY DAVENPORT

Rare roughly 2.5 x 5-inch inscribed vintage black fountain pen signature, trimmed from a tan album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. Accompanied by a J.S.A. third-party authentication certificate, with their small sticker on the verso of the piece. In good condition, with some brushing to the salutation "sincerely" above his signature. Note that the image of the star shown here alongside the scan of the autograph is not included. Stage star Harry Davenport entered films as a character actor at age 70, racking up nearly 200 credits as twinkle-eyed, avuncular, white-haired authority figures in classic comedies and dramas. He was memorable in The Life of Emile Zola (1937), You Can't Take It with You (1938), horror's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Gone with the Wind (1939), All This, and Heaven Too (1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), One Foot in Heaven (1941), Meet John Doe (1941), Kings Row (1942), The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), and Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).