BEVERLY HILLBILLIES TV CAST - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1963 CO-SIGNED BY: MAX BAER JR., PAT BOONE, LOUIS NYE, MARK GODDARD, DONNA DOUGLAS, ROB REINER, ROY CLARK, HENRY GIBSON - HFSID 269064
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THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES CASTAll 8 sign on separate index cards affixed inside of a book Signatures: "All Best/Roy Clark", "Max Baer", "Pat Boone", "Donna Douglas", "Louis Nye", "Rob Reiner", "All the best,/Henry Gibson [drawn flower]" and "Mark Goddard", 5x3 white index cards affixed to inside covers and free end page of a book,: The Beverly Hillbillies - The Saga of Wildcat Creek. Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, 1963. Hardcover, 5.75 x 7.75, 212 pages. The Beverly Hillbillies, the story of the Clampett family of West Virginia, who struck it rich with an oil strike and moved to Beverly Hills, was a top-rated TV sitcom (1962-1971). Donna DOUGLAS and Max BAER, JR were series regulars, appearing as young Clampetts Elly Mae and Jethro. The other signers, entertainment celebrities all, made guest appearances on the show. Originally a dancer, BUDDY EBSEN (1908-2003), born Christian Rudolph Ebsen, Jr., did just that in many films of the 1930s. Later a sidekick to Western heroes Rex Allen and Fess Parker, Ebsen also played serious character roles, as in Night People (1955). Ebsen was the original choice to play The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939), but proved allergic to the silver makeup applied to his skin. His greatest success came on TV, where he starred in two popular series of his own, The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971) and Barnaby Jones (1973-1980). Actress/singer DONNA DOUGLAS (1933-2015) is best known for her role as Elly May Clampett on TV's The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971). The series was #1 in the Nielsen ratings in its first two seasons. Douglas, a former Miss New Orleans (1957), was also an accomplished gospel singer. MAX BAER, JR. (born Maximilian Adalbert Baer, Jr. in 1937) is best known for his role as Jethro Bodine on the hit TV series, The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971). Baer, who also played Jethrene Bodine on the show from 1962-1963, became so typecast in the role that he was unable to find work for three years after the series ended. He finally returned to the screen in Macon County Line (1974), a film that he co-wrote and produced. The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, he had made his acting debut in 1960, guest starring on such TV series as Hawaiian Eye, Maverick and Surfside 6 that year. Baer has also appeared in made-for-TV movies and guest starred on a number of other shows. Also a director as well as producer and writer, Baer began investigating the gaming business and purchased licensing rights for The Beverly Hillbillies name and characters to enable him to build his own theme casino. Singer and actor Boone was an immensely popular recording star in the late 1950s who scored 38 Top 40 hits. His biggest hits included "Don't Forbid Me", "April Love" and "Love Letters in the Sand" (all from 1957). He hosted a TV show (1957-1960) and appeared in 15 feature films, including Bernadine and April Love (1957). Boone's smooth style and clean cut good looks appealed not just to many teens, but to parents appalled by Elvis Presley and the rebellious side of rock 'n roll. From the mi-1960s onward, he concentrated on Christian music and ministry, but his album No More Mr. Nice Guy, a tongue in cheek cover of heavy metal hits, angered many of his religious fans who failed to get the joke. Pat is the father of singer Debby Boone. Roy Clark (1933-2018) symbolized country music in the U.S. and abroad in the 1970s. As one of the hosts of TV's Hee Haw for more than 20 years, Clark brought country music into more than 30 million people weekly. Clark's middle-of-the-road approach found wide appeal in such diverse venues as Las Vegas, the Grand Ole Opry and Russia, where he played to sold-out audiences at his 18 concerts in 1976. His vocal hits include "Tips of My Fingers", "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Thank God and Greyhound", and Clark has also won awards for his guitar and banjo playing. American actor Bishop (1935-2009) appeared in over 130 movies and TV shows between 1963 and 2008. He developed a schtick early in his career as a Southern poet (which was reportedly so convincing that people actually thought that the Pennsylvanian Bishop he was from the South), which came to fruition on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (1968-1971), with his catchphrase "A poem... by Henry Gibson". He developed a career as both a straight and comic actor after Laugh-In. Director Robert Altman liked him enough to put him in four of his movies: The Long Goodbye (1973), Nashville (1975, where he also wrote some of the songs), A Perfect Couple (1979) and HealtH (1980). Bishop also became an excellent voice-over actor, with credits as Wilbur the pig in Charlotte's Web (1973) and a recurring roles on Grim & Evil (2004-2007) and King of the Hill (2005-2008). Boston Legal fans will recognize him in the recurring roles of Judge Clark Brown (2004-2008). Mark Goddard, born Charles Goddard in 1936, is best known for his portrayal of Major Don West, the pilot of a spacecraft thrown off course by a stowaway, on the TV science fiction series, Lost in Space, which aired on CBS from 1965-1968. Goddard, who began his career on the stage, made his television debut in the TV series, Johnny Ringo (1959-1960), and he would go on to appear as a series regular on The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (1960-1962) and Many Happy Returns (1964-1965) and on three daytime soaps, One Life to Live (1981), The Doctors (1982) and General Hospital (1984-1986). Goddard, who also made several TV movies and was seen as a guest star on a long list of TV series, also appeared in such feature films as The Monkey's Uncle (1965), Roller Boogie (1979) and Overnight Sensation (2000). He was married to actress Susan Anspach from 1974-1977 and is the father of producer Melissa Goddard, with whom he co-wrote Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even (1992), a film about his work with "at risk" kids.Louis Nye (1913-2005) was a regular "man in the street" interviewee on The Steve Allen Show in the 1950s as a Madison Avenue parody known for greeting his host, "Heigh-Ho, Steverino." While making cameo film appearances and comedy record albums, Nye was a recurring guest on TV sitcoms for nearly half a century, from The Ann Sothern Show (1958) to Curb Your Enthusiasm (2002). RobReiner (b. 1947) the son of actor and writer Carl Reiner, co-founded the improvisational comedy troupe, The Session and, then became a comedy writer for such shows as The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour. He is best known to TV audiences as Mike Stivic, Archie Bunker's son-in-law, on All in the Family (1971-1978), for which he won two Emmy Awards. Reiner then turned to directing films, including This is Spinal Tap (1984), Stand By Me (1986), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Misery (1990), A Few Good Men (Best Picture Oscar nomination, 1993) and Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). Book has light edge toning to the pages, creasing and wear to spine ends, bends to the corners, and scattered surface impressions to covers, else in fine condition. Cards are all in fine condition.
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