Don Beddoe was a character actor who started his career in 1929, on Broadway. He entered the movies in the late 1930s, and continued his acting into tv, retiring in the early 1980s. As character actors are known to do, he was adept at playing various roles, both comedy and drama.
I sent him this photo in 1981, to his home in Mission Viejo, California, and he signed and returned it within two weeks. He was one of those who used a ballpoint pen, but he must have pressed very hard, because just about the entire inscription can be read easily.
Below is a posed scene from "Two Latins from Manhattan", a 1941 musical comedy. The two ladies with Mr. Beddoe are Joan Woodbury and Jinx Falkenburg.