Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015910261: PERCY KILBRIDE

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Scarce vintage green fountain pen signature on a 3x5-inch tan card, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Emily Barney in the 1950s and decorated with a small Players Directory image. In good condition. Character actor Percy Kilbride developed an easy-going, twangy-voiced bumpkin characterization on stage which would become his trademark in motion pictures like George Washington Slept Here (1942), The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) and State Fair (1945).  His best known role was that of Pa Kettle, opposite Marjorie Main as Ma Kettle, in a much-loved series of ten films.