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MORTON DOWNEY SR. - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 34051

MORTON DOWNEY Handwritten note on a card with a magazine photo of him attached Autograph Note signed: "Best to Kayo/from/Morton Downey", 4½x3 card. Magazine photograph, b/w with sepia hue, 1x1¼, affixed at upper left margin (2 surfaces).

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Condition: fine condition
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MORTON DOWNEY
Handwritten note on a card with a magazine photo of him attached
Autograph Note signed: "Best to Kayo/from/Morton Downey", 4½x3 card. Magazine photograph, b/w with sepia hue, 1x1¼, affixed at upper left margin (2 surfaces). A singer, songwriter, pianist, radio personality and shrewd businessman, Morton Downey (1901-1985) was a vocalist for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra aboard the S.S. Leviathan and toured Europe before opening his own New York City nightclub, The Delmonico, where he first sang on the radio, in 1930. Downey, who wrote such hits as "Wabash Moon", "California Skies", "All I Need is Someone Like You" and "Now You're in My Arms", joined ASCAP in 1949. The prolific recording artist's investments enabled him to retire in the early 1950s, after hosting the TV series, Star of the Family (1950-1951). Downey, who had previously appeared in a handful of feature films in 1929, 1930 and 1935, was the father of actor, talk-show host and composer Mortin Downey, Jr. (1933-2001). Slightly worn at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.

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