DUGGIE WAKEFIELD - AUTOGRAPH 1941 CO-SIGNED BY: JACK WARNER, SCOTT & WHALEY (EDDIE WHALEY) - HFSID 160744
Sale Price $234.00
DUGGIE WAKEFIELD, JACK WARNER, EDDIE WHALEY
Sheet bearing signatures from British actors Duggie Wakefield and Jack Warner. Also contains signature from minstrel performer Eddie Whaley, who has added his character's name "Cuthbert" beneath his own. Extremely rare!
Signature: "Duggie Wakefield 1941", "Jack Warner/Da.di.da.da!", "Eddie Whaley/"Cuthbert"/Scott + Whaley", all affixed to 8x2½ sheet. Comedian DUGGIE WAKEFIELD (1899-1951) appeared in a number of British films and shorts of the 1930s, including This Week of Grace(1933),The Caretaker's Daughter (1934), and Calling All Crooks (1938). Previously a music hall star and variety performer, Wakefield ultimately returned to the stage after his movies proved unsuccessful. British actor JACK WARNER (1895-1981) is best known for playing George Dixon in the TV series,Dixon of Dock Green (1955-1976). The character was first featured in the 1950 film, The Blue Lamp, but was killed off after 21 minutes; Warner's TV role lasted for 21 years. Warner, who had made his film debut in The Dummy Talks (1943), went on to appear in a number of feature films, including theHuggetts series (1947-1949), Scrooge (1951), Bang, You're Dead (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Jigsaw (1962) and Dominique (1978). In addition to Dixon of Dock Green, Warner also appeared in The Centre Show (1950-1953), and he made two guest appearances on A Christmas Night With the Stars (1958, 1970). In 1965, Warner was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama. EDDIE WHALEY (1877-1960) and Harry Scott, who went to Britain in 1909, had a popular, long-running BBC radio series before recreating their roles in the 1934 film, Kentucky Minstrels. Scott & Whaley, the first Black performers to star in a British film, later appeared in Take Off That Hat (1938). From 1935, Whaley performed with another partner as Jans and Whaley. Edges irregular. Ink note (unknown hand) dating Wakefield signature for 1951. Heavily soiled across signatures. Slightly toned on outer edges. Corners lightly worn. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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