LEO B. GORCEY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 549
Sale Price $216.00
LEO B. GORCEY
The short, pugnacious leader of the Dead End Kids, East Side Kids and Bowery Boys signs his name on this green album leaf
Signature: "Leo B. Gorcey" in pencil, 5x4½. Unsigned pencil portrait, 1½x2, has been affixed at the right corner. In 1935, Leo B. Gorcey (1917-1969) and his younger brother David starred in the stage play Dead End. In 1937, it was made into a movie, and Leo became one of the busiest actors in Hollywood for the next 20 years. From 1937-1939, he starred as Spit in seven Dead End Kids movies, from 1940-1945 as Muggs McGinnis in 22 East Side Kids films and from 1946-1956 as Slip Mahoney in 48 Bowery Boys movies. Leo B. Gorcey, five days younger than President Kennedy, died in 1969, a day before his 52nd birthday. Lightly rippled where drawing is affixed. Soiled from pencil. Ink erasures at lower margin. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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