KEENAN WYNN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 12/02/1940 - HFSID 83383
Sale Price $108.00
Keenan Wynn fills out and signs a check for $16.00 in cash.
Check filled out and signed: "Keenan Wynn", 6½x2¾. New York, New York, 1940 December 2. Check No. 20, drawn on the National City Bank of New York, Times Square Branch, payable to "Cash" for $16. Signed two years before Wynn made his film debut in an un-credited role in Somewhere I'll Find You.At the time he signed this check, Wynn was married to his first wife, former actress Eve Lynn Abbott, who was pregnant with their first child, Ned Wynn, who would be born on April 27, 1941, less than five months after this check was signed. Part of a multi-generation acting family that included his father, comedian Ed Wynn, Keenan Wynn (1916-1986) had an acting career that spanned 52 years, with 168 roles in movies and numerous appearances on television. His best-known role was that of Colonel "Bat" Guano in the Cold War satire, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), but Wynn also provided supporting performances in Between Two Women (1944), Easy to Wed (1946), Royal Wedding (1951), Kiss Me Kate (1953), The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) and Finian's Rainbow (1968). He also appeared in the Disney flicks Herbie Rides Again (1974) and The Shaggy D.A. (1976), as well as on Dallas (1978-1980). Bank stamp at the "nn" of Wynn, cancellation holes touch 2 lines of writing (not signature). Stamped endorsement on verso. Lightly creased. Slightly soiled at blank margins. Overall, fine condition.
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