LEON ASKIN - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 343256
LEON ASKIN The Austrian born actor signs his name and best wishes in blue ink Autograph note signed: "To Tommy/All Best wishes/Leon Askin", in blue ink, 5x3 card with 1½x1½ B/w clipped photo affixed on bottom right corner.
Sale Price $144.00
The Austrian born actor signs his name and best wishes in blue ink
Autograph note signed: "To Tommy/All Best wishes/Leon Askin", in blue ink, 5x3 card with 1½x1½ B/w clipped photo affixed on bottom right corner. Austrian-born actor Leon Askin (1907-2005), born Leo Ashkenasy, got his start in Viennese theatre in the late 1920s and 1930s. However, like many German and Austrian actors, he fled to the U. S. when Adolf Hitler came to power. He made his first appearance on the New York stage in 1940 and his first TV appearance in 1950. Again, like many Austrian and German actors, Askin was often cast as a fascist, a Nazi or Communist, despite the fact that he fled from Hitler's Nazi Germany. Askin appeared in over 130 movies and TV shows between 1950 and 2001. His notable TV roles include SS General Albert Burkhalter on Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971) and the voice of Fearless Leader on Rocky and His Friends (1959-1960). Many of his movie appearances after World War II were in German movies, but American audiences will probably recognize him from the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby "Road" movie Road to Bali (1953), Danny Kaye's Knock On Wood (1954), Billy Wilder's East German-meets-West-German comedy One. Two, Three (1961), John Goldfarb Please Come Home (1964) and What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966). Edges lightly toned. Fine condition.
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