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Autographed black & white photo signed by actor Armand Assante with the inscription:
Kaye / Thank / you for / all your / loving / support / and / friendship / Love / Armand / Assante
in black ink.


This photo measures approximately 7.9375" x 9.875" and will come with a Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Kaye Ballard Estate.


Armand Assante is best known for his roles as mobster John Gotti in the 1996 HBO television film GOTTI, Nietzsche in WHEN NIETZSCHE WEPT and Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer in 1982's I, THE JURY. His performance in GOTTI earned him a Primetime Emmy Award and nominations for the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award.  During the 1970s, Assante was a regular on two NBC soap operas, HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE as Johnny McGee and THE DOCTORS as Dr. Mike Powers. His first film was THE LORDS OF FLATBUSH (1974), although his work did not appear in the final cut of the film and the end credits misspelled his last name as Assanti. His first on-screen role was playing Sylvester Stallone's brother in PARADISE ALLEY and a role that brought him greater attention came in 1980's PRIVATE BENJAMIN as a handsome Frenchman who becomes the love interest of a U.S. soldier played by Goldie Hawn.  Assante's somewhat sinister look has made him a popular choice for tough-guy heroes, as in his acclaimed starring role as private eye Mike Hammer in the film I, THE JURY (1982) or as Mafia gangsters such as Michael Moretti in Sidney Sheldon's RAGE OF ANGELS. In 1990 his role as Roberto Texador in Sidney Lumet's film Q&A garnered him a Golden Globe nomination, and the following year he portrayed the notorious Bugsy Siegel in Neil Simon's THE MARRYING MAN (1991). The following year he was seen as mafia boss Carol D'Allesandro in HOFFA (1992) starring Jack Nicholson, and crime kingpin John Gotti in the 1996 made-for-television biopic GOTTI, for which he won his Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.  In addition to mafia and "tough-guy" roles, Assante has distinguished himself in historical dramas, such as Napoleon Bonaparte in 1987's NAPOLEON AND JOSEPHINE: A LOVE STORY opposite Jacqueline Bisset, the heroic Odysseus in THE ODYSSEY, Friedrich Nietzsche in the film adaptation of Irving Yalom's novel WHEN NIETZSCHE WEP, and as Sanchez, Queen Isabella's Minister of State, in 1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE.  Other notable film appearances include one as a Cuban bandleader in THE MAMBO KINGS opposite Antonio Banderas and in the adaptation of the science-fiction story JUDGE DREDD.  In 2007 he appeared in AMERICAN GANGSTER (2007) with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. He had a recurring guest star role in several episodes of NCIS, playing the international arms dealer René Benoit. He has also appeared in the 2009 horror film SMILE as the mysterious Tollinger. Outside of the U.S., he has participated in several film projects and humanitarian endeavors in Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.


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Items will be shipped from Indiana.  Items for sale were in Kaye’s home at the time of her passing. They were collected from her home and shipped to an executor of her estate who resides in Indiana. As shipments arrive in Indiana from Kaye’s home in Rancho Mirage CA, it is determined which items are able to be sold and those items are listed for sale.
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Armand Assante, signed photo

SKU: 01210166