JIM BACKUS - MATCH BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 51222
Sale Price $72.00
Jim Backus signs a match book in blue ink.
Matchbook signed: "Jim Backus/'Mr. Magoo'", 4½x1½. In 1949, for the first time (and for many years after), Backus (1913-1989) provided the voice of the nearsighted Mr. Magoo in the UPA cartoon Ragtime Bear; the actor later claimed that he based this character on his own businessman father. In one of his best known roles,he played millionaire Thurston Howell III on the TV sitcom Gilligan's Island (1964-1967) and its sequels. He also played James Dean's father in the film Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and co-starred in the TV sitcoms I Married Joan (1952-1955) and Blondie (1968-1969). Fine condition.
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