ARTHUR KENNEDY - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1952 - HFSID 19940
ARTHUR KENNEDY. Signature: "Arthur/Kennedy" on verso of 5x3 ruled index card. Name and birth date typed at upper margin. Typed caption at lower margin: "Leading actor of stage & screen, he can play sincere or cynical with ease. Made his screen debut in 1941 and has worked well ever since.
Sale Price $90.00
ARTHUR KENNEDY. Signature: "Arthur/Kennedy" on verso of 5x3 ruled index card. Name and birth date typed at upper margin. Typed caption at lower margin: "Leading actor of stage & screen, he can play sincere or cynical with ease. Made his screen debut in 1941 and has worked well ever since." Ink note (unknown hand) on verso: "Arthur Kennedy Dec. 6, 1952/'See the Jaguar'". Kennedy appeared as Dave Ricks in the original Broadway play, See the Jaguar, at the Cort Theatre from December 3-December 6, 1952. This autograph was obtained on the last day of the short-lived show. In 1952, Kennedy was seen on the big screen in four films: Bend of the River, Rancho Notorious, The Girl in White and The Lusty Men. Stage, screen and television actor Arthur Kennedy (1914-1990), born John Arthur Kennedy, was nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for Bright Victory (1951) and for Best Supporting Actor Oscars for Champion (1949), Trial (1955), Peyton Place (1957) and Some Came Running (1958), and he won the 1949 Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for Death of a Salesman. Kennedy, who began his career on the stage, debuted on Broadway in 1938, and two years later, while playing on stage in California, he was discovered by James Cagney, who cast Kennedy in City for Conquest (1940), the first in a long line of feature films. The versatile character actor's credits include High Sierra (1941), They Died With Their Boots On (1941), The Glass Menagerie (1950), The Desperate Hours (1955), A Summer Place (1959), Elmer Gantry (1960), Barabbas (1962), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Cheyenne Autumn (1964), Fantastic Voyage (1966) and The Sentinel (1977). Kennedy also appeared in a number of TV anthologies from 1954, and he was later seen in made-for-TV movies. Slightly creased and soiled. Nicked at mid-lower edge. Fine condition.
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