BEN JOHNSON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 08/13/1994 - HFSID 269737
Sale Price $180.00
The Academy Award winning actor is shown from the chest up at middle age wearing a suit and tie.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To William/Your friend/Ben Johnson/8-13-94". Color, 8x10. In the year he inscribed this photograph, Johnson appeared in two feature films, The Outlaws: Legend of O.B. Taggart and Angels in the Outfield, and on the TV special, 100 Years of the Hollywood Western. The winner of the 1971 Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Sam the Lion in The Last Picture Show, Ben Johnson (1918-1996) was a former ranch hand and rodeo performer before starting in films as a wrangler, stuntman and double for such stars as John Wayne, Gary Cooper and James Stewart. After being cast in such features as Mighty Joe Young (1949), Rio Grande (1950) and Wagon Master (1950), Johnson left Hollywood to return to the rodeo in 1953, but soon returned to movies, appearing in more than 300 films over his career. The star of such films as Shane (1953), Cheyenne Autumn (1964), The Wild Bunch (1969), Chisum (1970), The Sugarland Express (1974) and Radio Flyer (1992), Johnson was also an early TV performer, appearing on shows, primarily Westerns, from 1956-1986. In 1996 he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame. Minor surface creases (not evident head on). Lightly stained at upper margin (barely evident). Otherwise, fine condition.
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