Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00320222: ALBERT SALMI

Rare inscribed blue fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale green autograph album page, acquired in-person by an inveterate collector in the late 1950s. In good condition, with a few surface creases. Beefy, round-faced character actor Albert Salmi was most associated with the western genre, equally adept at playing nasty villains, misunderstood good guys and true-blue sidekicks in countless big screen and T.V. oaters. His non-western credits include The Brothers Karamazov (1958), which earned him an Oscar nod he refused; multiple episodes of T.V.'s "The Twilight Zone" (1960-1963); sci-fi's Escape from Planet of the Apes (1971); Caddyshack (1980); and Dragonslayer (1981). In 1990, he fatally shot his wife before turning the gun on himself. He was only 62. A quiet, intensely private man throughout his career, Salmi didn't sign much for fans and his autograph is quite uncommon in any format.