Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0013032: PAUL DOUGLAS

Rather uncommon vintage 8x10-inch glossy black and white portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in the 1940s. In very fine condition, with a few minor handling dings. Burly, brash character actor Paul Douglas entered films in 1949, memorable in the baseball-themed comedies It Happens Every Spring (1949) and Angels in the Outfield (1951); A Letter to Three Wives (1949); the thriller Panic in the Streets (1950); The Big Lift (1950); Fourteen Hours (1951); When in Rome (1952); Executive Suite (1954); and the B-horror and sci-fi flick The Gamma People (1956). It is a little-known fact that Rod Serling specifically wrote the classic 1960 "Twilight Zone" episode "The Mighty Casey" for Douglas, but the actor died suddenly of a heart attack, aged only 52 years, the day after filming was completed. The producers recreated his scenes with Jack Warden in the starring role.