Glossy 8×10 black and white half-length portrait, signed at the top left corner in purple ink, “Best Wishes/Claude Akins.”  Near very fine condition, with the writing a shade light but perfectly readable against the light background.  During a busy four-decade career, Claude Akins appeared in about one hundred films and close to two hundred television series, making a strong impression in his early years for his numerous roles as villains.