Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0013032: PAUL DOUGLAS

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Rather uncommon vintage inscribed mattable red ballpoint pen signature on a 4x5-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Howard Davis at Boston's Colonial Theater in the 1950s. In good condition. 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.