Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001423116: GEORGE GIVOT

Rare vintage 8x10-inch sepia-tone chest-up portrait, boldly signed and inscribed, with his birthday wishes, in fountain pen in 1935.  In good condition, with a minor fleck of soiling to the upper left-hand border.  Though born in Nebraska, familiar-faced character actor George Givot gained fame portraying English-butchering Greeks, Italians and Spaniards on vaudeville and in a series of early talkie comedies, often paired with Curly Howard.  He went on to appear as a motley crew of exotic princes, shopkeepers, professors, physicians, and military men in countless films, including Step Lively, Jeeves! (1937), Road to Morocco (1942), Du Barry Was a Lady (1943), and Disney's animated classic Lady and the Tramp (1956)-- as the voice of Tony, the Italian restaurateur who serenades the titular canines while they share a dish of spaghetti.