Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00132224122: TOM DUGAN

Quite scarce vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition. Note that the image of the star shown here alongside the scan of the autograph here is not included. Prolific, raspy-voiced Irish character actor Tom Dugan, who so hilariously impersonated Hitler as ham actor Bronksy in Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be (1942), was typically cast as overheated cops, cabdrivers, bartenders, gangsters, and detectives. His over 260 films film and television credits included classics like Dressed to Kill (1928), Lights of New York (1928), Sonny Boy (1929), Kid Gloves (1929), The Phantom of the West (1931), The Gallopping Ghost (1931), Doctor X (1932), American Madness (1932), The Cat's-Paw (1934), The Affair of Susan (1935), Ah, Wilderness! (1935), Pennies from Heaven (1936), The House of Fear (1939), The Farmer's Daughter (1940), Johnny Apollo (1940), Star Dust (1940), The Ghost Breakers (1940), The Monster and the Girl (1941), The Smilng Ghost (1941), Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), A-Haunting We Will Go (1942), Up in Arms (1944), Ghost Catchers (1944), The Thin Man Goes Home (1945), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Bringing Up Father (1946), Song of the Thin Man (1947), Good News (1947), Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1949), and On the Town (1949).