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BILL DANA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 24974

BILL DANA Black and white (3½x5½) publicity photograph of Bill Dana -both hands to his face! Photograph Inscribed and signed:"Dean Cheeck/Best Wishes,/Bill Dana", B/w 3½x5½ . Bill Dana, born William Szathmary in 1924, was a decorated infantryman in World War II.

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BILL DANA
Black and white (3½x5½) publicity photograph of Bill Dana -both hands to his face!
Photograph Inscribed and signed:"Dean Cheeck/Best Wishes,/Bill Dana", B/w 3½x5½ . Bill Dana, born William Szathmary in 1924, was a decorated infantryman in World War II. A head writer for The Steve Allen Show, Dana (of Hungarian Jewish ancestry) portrayed a Hispanic character, José Jimenez, on that and many other shows (including 17 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show) over the next decade. He took the Jimenez character to his own TV show, The Bill Dana Show (1963-1965). His record, "José the Astronaut" proved popular with the real astronauts. The first words spoken to an American in space (from Deke Slayton to Alan Shepard) were, "OK, José, you're on your way." Although Dana stopped performing as Jimenez in 1970, believing the character might offend ethnic sensitivities, he received an Image Award in 1997 from the National Hispanic Media Coalition. Dana has continued to write and perform. His Emmy-winning episode of All in the Family, "Sammy David Jr. Visits Archie Bunker", ranks #12 on the TV Guide list of top 100 TV episodes. He had a recurring role on The Golden Girls (1988-1991). Fine condition.


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