BEN JOHNSON - LOBBY CARD SIGNED - HFSID 174297
Sale Price $288.00
The actor is shown in a scene from the 1958 film Fort Bowie in this 14x11 lobby card.
Lobby Card signed: "Ben Johnson". Color, 14x11. Movie still from Fort Bowie (1958). 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. Collector's stamp and pencil note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Slightly creased at upper right corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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