RAY DANTON - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE 07/30/1955 - HFSID 19514
Sale Price $144.00
RAY DANTON. Inscribed signature: "To/Jim/Ray Danton" on verso of 5x3 ruled index card. Magazine photograph, b/w, 1x1, affixed at upper right corner. Name and date of birth typed at upper margin. Typed caption at lower margin: "Tall, dark leading man with radio experience. Long-married to actress Julie Adams." On verso, ink notes (unknown hand) identifying the date and place the autograph was signed: "July 30, 1955/Morosco Theatre". In 1955, Danton appeared in four feature films - Chief Crazy Horse (his debut film), The Looters, The Spoilers and I'll Cry Tomorrow - and he was seen on television in an episode of Hallmark Hall of Fame.Married to actress Julie Adams from 1954 until their divorce in 1981, actor, director and writer Ray Danton (1931-1992), born Raymond Kaplan, is best remembered for his memorable performance as vicious prohibition gangster Jack Diamond in the 1960 film, The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond. A handsome and suave actor, Danton also played shady characters both in films and on television. He appeared on numerous episodes of 1950s and 1960s TV shows, from Out There (1951) to Wagon Train (1964), before appearing in several foreign films. After returning to the U.S., Danton began directing films, and he also made a return to television, not only appearing in, but also directing episodes of such popular series as Quincy ME (for which he also wrote episodes), The Incredible Hulk, Magnum PI and Cagney and Lacey. Danton's film credits include Too Much, Too Soon (1958), Tarawa Beachhead (1958), The Beat Generation (1959), Yellowstone Kelly (1959), The George Raft Story (1961), The Longest Day (1962), The Chapman Report (1962), The Ballad of Billy Blue (1972), The Centerfold Girls (1974) and Sixpack Annie (1975), and the actor also had a regular role as Nifty Cronin on the TV series, The Alaskans (1959-1960). Ink slightly smudged at the "a" of Danton and the inscription (all legible). Stray ink marks and stains at signature area. Lightly creased and worn at blank corners. Rectangular shading at upper right margin at photograph. Overall, fine condition.
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