Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00218101: GILDA RADNER

Highly rare 7x9-inch black and white publicity portrait, boldly signed in red felt-tip marker in the late 1970s or early 1980s. In fine condition, with a mild diagonal background bend to the top left-hand corner, minimally detracting from the overall appearance of the image. During her brilliant run on T.V.'s Saturday Night Live (1975-1980), comic actress Gilda Radner created unforgettable characters like the hard-of-hearing media critic Emily Litella ("Never mind"), nerdish Lisa Lupner ("That was so funny I almost fergot to LAFFFFF!"), frizzy-haired T.V. journalist Roseanne Roseanna-Dana ("Just goes to show ya, it's always somethin'!), and, of course, the inimitable Baba WaWa. Her efforts earned her an Emmy in 1978. She went on to star in the one-woman show Radner Live (1979), and a string of comedies with husband Gene Wilder, including Hanky Panky (1982), The Woman in Red (1984) and the horror-themed Haunted Honeymoon (1986). Her death of ovarian cancer at the age of 42 was a tremendous loss. Radner's autograph is highly scarce in any format.