Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015910232: IRWIN KEYES

Rather scarce blue felt-tip marker signature on a 3x5-inch yellow card, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Joe Kraus in 2003. In good condition and ideal for matting with a favorite photograph. Six-foot-one, simian character actor Irwin Keyes spent three decades playing some of the screen's more memorable lugs, brutish goons and imposing authority figures. Considered for the role of Freddy Kreuger in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series, which he, of course, lost to Robert Englund, he was memorable in a long string of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and action flicks, including The Warriors (1979), The Exterminator (1980), Zapped! (1982), Chained Heat (1983), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Guilty as Charged (1991), The Flintstones (1994), Oblivion (1994), Oblivion 2: Backlash (2006), and House of 1000 Corpses (2003). Keyes achieved his greatest popularity as the endearingly oafish bodyguard Hugo Majelewski on T.V.'s "The Jeffersons" (1981-1984). His recurring line, "Hi! Remember me?" became something of a catchphrase in the 1970s.