Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00196317: BARRY NORTON

Scarce vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In fine condition for its age. Prior to his tragic death of a heart attack at the age of 51, boyishly handsome Argentine-born silent and early talkie film star Barry Norton played Reginald Van Lear in The Wizard (1927) and Juan Harker in the Spanish-language version of the horror classic Dracula (1931), opposite Lopita Tovar. He also had small roles in Zombies on Broadway (1945), The Strange Door (1951) and The She-Creature (1956). His work in other genres included A Man About Town (1927), Sunrise (1927), Dishonered (1931), Lady for a Day (1933), Imitation of Life (1934), Anna Karenina (1935), The Razor's Edge (1946), The Big Clock (1948), Strangers on a Train (1951), What Price Glory (1952), The Caine Mutiny (1954), A Star Is Born (1954), There's No Business Like Show Business (1954), Ain't Misbehavin' (1955), To Catch a Thief (1955), Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) and Written on the Wind (1956). This is just one of four autographs of the actor we have ever encountered.