Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0012414: ANDY DEVINE

Vintage 10x8-inch black and white still from Montana Belle (1952), boldly signed and inscribed in red felt-tip pen in 1969. In very fine condition. Rotund comic character actor Andy Devine abandoned a football career to pursue work in silent pictures, never gaining his footing as an actor until being typecast in The Spirit of Notre Dame in 1931. Despite his fine performance, studio heads were concerned about his severely raspy voice, the result of a childhood injury, which decimated any hopes of leading roles. Ironically, as he settled into character roles, chiefly in westerns, his voice became his trademark, adding humor and charm to films like Stagecoach (1939), Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), and Disney's Robin Hood (1973). He also appeared on on T.V.'s "Twilight Zone" in 1962 and "Batman" in 1966.