Walter Winchell (1897-1972), is the father of the newspaper gossip column, which he pioneered in the 1920s, Winchell created such phrases as "scram", "pushover" and "belly laughs". He also was a familiar voice on radio from 1929 through the mid-1950s, punctuating his staccato delivery with the sound of teletype keys. Winchell later narrated the television series The Untouchables (1959-1963). This check was hand signed by Winchell himself and would make a great addition to any collection! The check comes unframed but can be framed for an additional fee.