Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00158424: KURT KATCH

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Rare vintage inscribed green fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale pink album page, acquired in-person in the 1948, during his run in the Broadway play "I Remember Mama". In good condition. Note that the image of the star shown alongside the scan of the autograph is not included with the signed piece. Russian-born Yiddish theater star Kurt Katch entered films in 1919. During the Second World War, he relocated to the States, where he found new work playing Nazi officers and other deliciously sinister villains in films like Don Winslow in the Navy (1941), Secret Agent of Japan (1942), Desperate Journey (1942), Edge of Darkness (1943), Mission Moscow (1943), They Came to Blow Up America (1943), Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943), Watch on the Rhine (1943), The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943), Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944), The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), The Seventh Cross (1944), The Conspirators (1944), Renezvous 24 (1946), Angel on My Shoulder (1946), Strange Journey (1946), The Girl in the Kremlin (1957), The Beast of Budapest (1958), and The Young Lions (1958). He is also remembered by horror, sci-fi and fantasy buffs for his supporting roles as Cajun Joe in The Mummy's Curse (1944), Dr. Gustav Zoomer in Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) and Hans Brecht in Pharaoh's Curse (1957). This is just the fourth example of his autograph we've ever encountered.