BENNY RUBIN - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 43227
BENNY RUBIN Handwritten note to "Jack Jr.": "Your Pop was great." Autograph Note signed: "Benny Rubin", 1 page, 4¼x5½. In pencil, in full: "For Jack Jr., Your Pop was great. Hope you live up to his ideals. Sincerely".
Sale Price $270.00
Handwritten note to "Jack Jr.": "Your Pop was great."
Autograph Note signed: "Benny Rubin", 1 page, 4¼x5½. In pencil, in full: "For Jack Jr., Your Pop was great. Hope you live up to his ideals. Sincerely". Dancer, actor, writer and director Benny Rubin (1899-1986) began his show business career of almost 70 years as a tap dancer at age 14 in his native Boston. He then starred on vaudeville in the 1920s before being signed by M-G-M in 1927. Although he was expected to become a big star, Rubin found himself relegated to supporting roles in such films as No, No Nanette (1940), Citizen Kane (1941), Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), Yankee Pasha (1954), A Hole in the Head (1959), Pocketful of Miracles (1971), The Disorderly Orderly (1964), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968), Airport (1970), The Shaggy D.A. (1976) and Coma (1978). Rubin found greater success as a member of Jack Benny's stock company on radio before moving with Benny to television and appearing in over 40 episodes of The Jack Benny Program. He also appeared as a guest star on a number of TV series, including multiple appearances (as different characters) on such shows as That Girl, Petticoat Junction, I Dream of Jeannie, Adam-12 and Disneyland. Also a talented dialogue director, Rubin lent his voice talents to the animated series, Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo, and he could be heard in numerous TV commercials. Rubin published his autobiography, Come Backstage With Me, in 1980. Top edge slightly frayed from binding. Toned. Stray pencil markings across signature, but signature still legible. Fine condition.
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