Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001511203: TED HEALY

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Extremely rare vintage inscribed blue fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch pale pink autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition, with gentle soiling confined to the edges, easily trimmed away or matted out. The vaudevillian and comic film actor founded the stage act Ted Healy and His Stooges in 1923, which featured brothers Moe and Shemp Howard, and violinist Larry Fine as foils to Healy's gags. They appeared in a few shorts together, but the act's members kept changing-- Shemp was replaced by another brother, Curly-- due to Healy's constant bickering and drunkedness, and, when Healy was murdered in a bar brawl in 1937, aged only 41, the remaining performers formed the Three Stooges of over-the-top physical comedy fame. Healy is also remembered by horror fans as Reagan in the Peter Lorre gen Mad Love (1935).