CHARLES D. COBURN - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 313812
CHARLES COBURN Autograph note from the Academy Award winning actor on a small card Autograph note signed: "Cordially yours/Charles Coburn" in black ink, 2½x2¼.
Sale Price $144.00
Autograph note from the Academy Award winning actor on a small card
Autograph note signed: "Cordially yours/Charles Coburn" in black ink, 2½x2¼. Broadway actor, producer and director CHARLES COBURN (1877-1961), born Charles Douville Coburn, did not appear in his first feature film (Of Human Hearts) until 1938, when he was 61. In 1940, he portrayed Dr. Henry Gordon, who unjustly amputated Drake McHugh's (Ronald Reagan) legs in Kings Row, resulting in the future President's greatest screen line (and title of his first autobiography): "Where's the rest of me?" Coburn was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor (1941, The Devil and Miss Jones; 1943, The More the Merrier; 1946, The Green Years). He won in 1943 for his portrayal of elderly Benjamin Dingle, a likable business executive forced by the wartime housing shortage to share a Washington D.C. apartment with Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea. Light adhesive residue on verso. Pencil note (in unknown hand) on verso (no show-through). Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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