DORIS DAY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 05/18/1950 CO-SIGNED BY: JEROME BERNARD ROSENTHAL - HFSID 280386
DORIS DAY and JEROME B. ROSENTHAL The Oscar-nominated actress signed this $9,905.25 check in 1950 to pay off a second mortgage, countersigned by the lawyer she later sued for $23 million for mishandling her affairs Check signed: "Doris Day", "Jerome B. Rosenthal", 6x3¼.
Sale Price $340.00
DORIS DAY and JEROME B. ROSENTHAL The Oscar-nominated actress signed this $9,905.25 check in 1950 to pay off a second mortgage, countersigned by the lawyer she later sued for $23 million for mishandling her affairs Check signed: "Doris Day", "Jerome B. Rosenthal", 6x3¼. May 18, 1950. Check #588, for $9,905.25, made out to Eddie and Gerry Forman for "Paymt in full of/ 2nd Mortgage" drawn on her account at the Bank of America, Hollywood, California. Known for her wholesome, "girl-next-door" good looks and sparkling personality, "America's Sweetheart" DORIS DAY (b. 1922) was one of the most popular and highest paid actresses by the early 1950s. After her would-be dancing career was cut short by an accident, Day turned to singing, first touring with bands and then introducing hit after hit in a string of romantic comedies. Nominated for an Academy Award for Pillow Talk (1959), she also brightened up the silver screen opposite such romantic leading men as Rock Hudson and Cary Grant. Her singing career was just as hot as her acting career, and her hit from the movie The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), "Que Sera, Sera", won an Oscar. As Day's career took off, making her one of America's most beloved singing actresses, her finances were in disarray. On April 3, 1951, she married Martin Melcher, unwisely entrusting him with her financial affairs. On September 18, 1974, by now a widow, she won a $22.8 million dollar lawsuit against her former lawyer and manager, JEROME B. ROSENTHAL, for malpractice in handling her affairs. "My husband trusted Rosenthal and I trusted my husband," she said. Day later settled for $6 million. Lightly creased. Signatures touch. Normal bank stamps; show-through from verso touches signatures. Normal cancellation holes. Bottom right-hand corner worn. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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