DON AMECHE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1966 - HFSID 24601
Sale Price $234.00
Don Ameche signs a black and white publicity photograph from the movie Picture Mommy Dead.
Photograph signed: "Best wishes/Don Ameche". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9¼x7. Still from the 1966 film, Picture Mommy Dead, in which Ameche played Edward Shelley. ©1966, Embassy Pictures Corp. Captioned at lower margin. Don Ameche (1908-1993) played mostly second leads until 1939, when he memorably played the title role in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell. (For years afterward a telephone was often called an "ameche". That same year he portrayed D'Artagnan in a musical comedy version of The Three Musketeers, and he had major starring roles throughout the 1940s. (He also co-starred with Frances Langford in the long-running radio series, The Bickersons. Much less active in the next three decades, despite some low budget films and TV guest roles, he made a big comeback in the 1980s. In 1985, Ameche starred in Cocoon and won the 1986 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.It was his only Oscar nomination. He followed up that role to even more acclaim in 1988's concoction Things Change. Before his death in 1993, Ameche rounded out his career with short but acclaimed performances in Oscar (1991) and Corrina, Corrina (1994). Lightly creased at blank margins. Minor surface creases (most not evident head on). Overall, fine condition.
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