BENNY RUBIN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 272200
Sale Price $288.00
BENNY RUBIN. Photograph inscribed and signed: "For dear Jim Rogge - with love - from/Benny Rubin". B/w, 10x8. Pictured with Amanda Blake (Miss Kitty) and Milburn Stone (Dr. Galen "Doc" Adams), two of the stars of the long-running TV Western, Gunsmoke. On verso, Rubin has written: "Milburn Stone Benny Rubin Amanda Blake". On January 26, 1970, Rubin appeared in the title role in an episode, "Doctor Herman Schultz, M.D.", of Gunsmoke (Season 15, episode 18). He is also credited as being a writer for the show that year. 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.Two signatures. Ink slightly smudged at two words (all legible). Minor surface creases (not evident head on). Fine condition.
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