CLIFF ROBERTSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: JOAN FONTAINE - HFSID 294376
Sale Price $467.50
CLIFF ROBERTSON and JOAN FONTAINE
Shown with four other stars in a photo for a Mike Douglas TV Christmas special
Photograph signed: "Cliff Robertson", "Joan Fontaine". B/w, 10x8. Shown with Mike Douglas, Brenda Lee, Louis Nye and Marilyn Michaels in a captioned promotional photo for a Christmas special on The Mike Douglas Show. As Joan Crawford's schizophrenic boyfriend in Autumn Leaves (1955), CLIFF ROBERTSON (1923-2011) achieved the critical acceptance that would enable him to seek out choice film roles. In 1963, he became the first American actor to portray a living American president when he was selected to play. John F. Kennedy in PT 109. Robertson was universally applauded for his grueling performance as an alcoholic in the 1958 TV staging of Days of Wine and Roses. Having lost the film version of Wine and Roses to Jack Lemmon, he made certain that he'd star in the film adaptation of his 1961 TV drama The Two Worlds of Charly Gordon (itself an adaptation of the short story Flowers for Algernon) by buying up the story rights. The result was the 1968 film Charly, in which Robertson played a retarded adult turned into a genius by a scientific experiment - for which he won an Academy Award. Stage, screen and television actress JOAN FONTAINE (born Joan de Beavoir de Havilland in 1917) started in film in 1935, but her career took off in the 1940s, when she starred in two of Alfred Hitchcock's films, Rebecca (for which she received an Oscar nomination) and Suspicion (for which she received the Best Actress Academy Award in 1941). She was nominated for another Oscar in 1943 for The Constant Nymph. Fonaine and her older sister, Olivia deHavilland, they were the first sisters to win Oscars and the first to be nominated for Academy Awards in the same year (1941). From that date forward, the sisters feuded constantly over film and family matters. Fontaine, less active in film from the late 1950s, won an Emmy in 1980 for the daytime drama Ryan's Hope. Corners worn. "Cliff Robertson" in poor contrast but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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