Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00156122: JEFFREY HUNTER

Highly rare vintage 10x8-inch black and white publicity portrait as Thad Anderson for The Proud Ones (1956), boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in the late 1950s. In fine condition, with some light creases in spot and minor edgewear. Good-looking leading man Jeffrey Hunter, who died so tragically of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 42, is best remembered as the sidekick of John Wayne in The Searchers (1956), Jesus Christ in King of Kings (1961) and Captain Christopher Pike in the original pilot episode of "Star Trek" (1965), a role he would reprise in the classic "Menagerie" episode of the actual series in 1966.