WELCOME BACK, KOTTER TV CAST - TYPED LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1977 CO-SIGNED BY: GABE KAPLAN, ROBERT HEGYES, JOHN TRAVOLTA, MARCIA STRASSMAN, LAWRENCE HILTON-JACOBS, RON PALILLO, JOHN SYLVESTER WHITE - HFSID 298880
WELCOME BACK, KOTTER TV CAST: JOHN TRAVOLTA, GABE KAPLAN, ROBERT HEGYES, MARCIA STRASSMAN, LAWRENCE HILTON-JACOBS, RON PALILLO and JOHN SYLVESTER WHITE The main cast from the popular television series Welcome Back, Kotter writes to a fan.
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WELCOME BACK, KOTTER TV CAST: JOHN TRAVOLTA, GABE KAPLAN, ROBERT HEGYES, MARCIA STRASSMAN, LAWRENCE HILTON-JACOBS, RON PALILLO and JOHN SYLVESTER WHITE
The main cast from the popular television series Welcome Back, Kotter writes to a fan.
Typed Letter signed: "Gabe Kaplan", "John Travolta", "Bob Hegyes", "Marcia Strassman", "Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs", "Ron Palillo" and "John Sylvester White", 1 page, 4x9. On Welcome Back, Kotter letterhead, written to "Dear Friend", in full: "Thank you so much for taking the time to write us. We do read each and every letter we receive, but because of our busy production schedule, we do not have enough time to answer them personally. We are sending you a picture, along with our thanks for watching WELCOME BACK, KOTTER. Best Wishes, The Cast." Accompanied by two items; 1) transmittal envelope unsigned, addressed to Warren Perkins, No. Quincy, Massachusetts, and postmarked Los Angeles, California, November 12, 1977. 2) Photograph unsigned, B/w 11x15. Showing the cast, in full view, posing for the camera. The popular television series Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-1979) featured the members of a Brooklyn high school class to which Gabe Kotter, a former student, had returned as a teacher. GABE KAPLAN, previously a standup comedian, starred as teacher Gabe Kotter in the TV sitcom Welcome Back Kotter (1975-1979). He made his feature film debut as a college basketball coach in Fast Break (1979). JOHN TRAVOLTA received Academy Award nominations for Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Pulp Fiction (1994). Travolta, who first found fame as Vinnie Barbarino in the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-1977), became a cultural phenomenon with the release of the films and soundtracks of Saturday Night Fever and Grease (1978). His Urban Cowboy (1980) gave as big a boost to country music as Saturday Night Fever had for disco. Travolta's career seemed in decline in the 1980s, but big successes in Pulp Fiction (1994), Get Shorty (1995), Face/Off (1997) and Swordfish (2002) heralded his return as a major American actor. ROBERT HEGYES (1951-2012) spent a few years acting on Broadway before being cast in the ABC comedy Welcome Back Cotter (1975-1979). After the show Hegyes continued to act on television and on stage and played the character Detective Manny Esposito on the television crime drama Cagney and Lacey from 1986-1988. MARCIA STRASSMAN has over 60 TV shows and movies to her credit, beginning with a 1964 role in The Patty Duke Show, but is probably best known as Nurse Margie Cutler from M*A*S*H (1972-1973) and as Gabe Kotter's wife Julie Kotter in Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-1979). She was also the wife and mother in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) and its sequel, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992). LAWRENCE HILTON-JACOBS appeared in all 93 episodes of the show as Sweathog Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington. He has continued a successful acting career, appearing in numerous films and television shows including Alien Nation (1989-1990) and Let's Stay Together (2011). RON PALILLO (1949-2012) has appeared onscreen since the 1970s, mostly working as a supporting actor. His most famous role was his first: Arnold Horshack in the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-1979). He also appeared in such films as The Tempest (1985), Doin' Time (1985), Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), Snakeeater (1989), Committed (1991) and Wind (1992). JOHN SYLVESTER WHITE (1919-1988) appeared in all 93 episodes of the show as Vice Principal Michael Woodman. Lightly worn. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition. Three Items.
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