BENNY RUBIN

Amiable-looking vintage 1930s 8×10 glossy black and white chest-up publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “For/Burns Twns & Evelyn/Three of the swellest/people I ever met in/my life -/Love/Benny.”  Near very fine condition, with scattered tiny surface dings that do not noticeably detract from overall appearance.  The durable Jewish-American comic enjoyed a five-decade career in film, television and radio. Admired for his ability to convincingly speak in a seemingly infinite number of different accents, Rubin was an annoying presence in early talkies that called for a superfluous Yiddish-sounding sidekick. He redeemed himself as host or guest on a variety of radio shows and was a frequent guest star of Jack Benny, both on radio and television. He continued as a character actor in films and television into the mid-1980s.

$45