(John H. Lebzelter)
* 18. September 1920 (in Newark, New Jersey)    † 19. July 2006 (in New York)

1976 as Lester Carr in 'Shampoo'

1979 as Max Corkle in 'Heaven Can Wait'



unfortunately the parts where he signed the photo are almost not to recognize on the scanned photo

the left part is signed:"Hello Thomas ! Morris Buttermaker" and the right part:"to Thomas best wishes Jack Warden"

Why he signed twice: in my letter, I told him, that as a little boy I always loved Morris Buttermaker on the TV series 'The Bad News Bears' (1979 - 1980) because he always was so good to the kids in that team. I also told him, that I, as a little boy didn't even know that he and the kids just were actors. I wrote him, that when I grew up, every time, I saw him in a movie or on TV his face reminded me of the days when I was a little boy, because I loved him and this TV series so much. So it's a very nice gesture of him to sign on one side for the little boy who didn't know anything about actors and stuff like that, and on the other side for the grown up, I now am, and who admires him as an actor for all the other great performances he's done. That makes it one of my top favourite autographs !!

some of my favourite movies with him include '12 Angry Men' (1957), 'The Thin Red Line' (1964), 'Heaven Can Wait' (1978), 'Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead' (1995) and 'While You Were Sleeping' (1995)