Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00167317121111: GEORGE MCKAY

Highly rare vintage pencil signature on a 4x6-inch pale yellow autograph album page-- just the second example we have ever encountered-- acquired in-person following a sports event in the 1930s. In good condition, with a patch of thinning in the bottom left-hand corner, away from the writing. Accompanied by a small computer-printed image of the star. Enormous, homely, Belarussian character actor George McKay began his career as a circus bareback rider and later toured vaudeville with Gus Edwards' troupe. In 1933, he signed with Columbia Pictures and appeared in nearly 150 supporting and bit roles, most of them "B"s, often as henchmen, convicts and gangsters with names like "Spud" and "Horseface".