Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016731533: RODDY MCDOWALL

Bold vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan album page, acquired in-person in 1941 or 1942, as indicated by dates recorded on other autographs in the same book, when the star was 13 or 14 years old. In good condition. 1930s and 1940s child actor Roddy McDowall was memorable in films like Murder in the Family (1938), Just William (1940), Man Hunt (1941), How Green Was My Valley (1941), Son of Fury (1942), My Friend Flicka (1943), Lassie Come Home (1943), and The Keys of the Kingdom (1944).  In adulthood, he was increasingly confined to television work, including a classic episode of "The Twilight Zone" entitled "People Are Alike All Over" (1960) and the role of the villain Bookworm on "Batman" (1966).  However, he did have key roles in historical epics, and horror, sci-fi and fantasy films, most notably The Longest Day (1962); Cleopatra (1963); The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965); It! (1967); The Poseidon Adventure (1972); Fright Night (1985) and Fright Night 2 (1988); and the beloved Planet of the Apes series of the 1960s and 1970s, in the starring role of Cornelius.