Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001511203: TED HEALY

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Highly rare vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition. Vaudevillian and comic film actor Ted Healy 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, after 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 gem Mad Love (1935).