DON AMECHE - INSCRIBED ALBUM LEAF SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: NANCI CROMPTON - HFSID 88809
DON AMECHE CO-SIGNED BY: NANCI CROMPTON The Academy Award winning actor signs a 5¾x4 page with a magazine photograph of himself affixed. Autograph Sentiment signed: "To Louie -/Don Ameche" and on the opposite side "To Louie/ Nanci Crompton", 5¾x4.
Sale Price $136.00
DON AMECHE CO-SIGNED BY: NANCI CROMPTON
The Academy Award winning actor signs a 5¾x4 page with a magazine photograph of himself affixed.
Autograph Sentiment signed: "To Louie -/Don Ameche" and on the opposite side "To Louie/ Nanci Crompton", 5¾x4. Magazine photograph, b/w, 1x2, affixed at upper right corner. Inscribed signature of Nanci Crompton, a frequent guest on Toast of the Town, on verso (no show through). In 1935, Don Ameche (1908-1993) won a bit part in Clive of India (he was credited as "Prisoner in the Black Hole"). He was so memorable in the title role in 1939's The Story of Alexander Graham Bell that for years afterward a telephone was known as an "ameche". Ameche continued working steadily through the mid-1940s. During the 1950s, he worked occasionally on television, and he began appearing infrequently in low-budget films during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1985, Ameche starred in Cocoon and won the 1986 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. It was his only Oscar nomination. Ameche followed up that role to even more acclaim in 1988's Things Change. Before his death in 1993, Ameche rounded out his career with brief but memorable performances in Oscar (1991) and Corrina, Corrina (1994). Nanci Crompton appeared in several television series in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Photograph is lightly rippled. Binding holes at blank right edge. Fine condition.
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