EDMOND O'BRIEN - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE CIRCA 1952 - HFSID 22635
EDMOND O'BRIEN Inscribed signature of the stage, screen and television actor. Inscribed signature: "To Jim/Edmond/OBrien", 5x3 card. Magazine photograph, b/w with brown hue, 1x1, affixed at lower left corner. Ink notes (unknown hand) on verso: "Edmond O'Brien Oct. 25, 1952/on 5th Ave.
Sale Price $136.00
Inscribed signature of the stage, screen and television actor.
Inscribed signature: "To Jim/Edmond/OBrien", 5x3 card. Magazine photograph, b/w with brown hue, 1x1, affixed at lower left corner. Ink notes (unknown hand) on verso: "Edmond O'Brien Oct. 25, 1952/on 5th Ave." In 1952, O'Brien appeared in three feature films, The Greatest Show on Earth (uncredited), Denver and Rio Grande and The Turning Point. Edmond O'Brien (1915-1985), an aspiring magician, made his Broadway debut at the age of 21 in Daughters of Atrus and was signed by RKO Pictures in 1939. O'Brien, who won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1954 (The Barefoot Contessa) and was nominated for the same award in 1964 (Seven Days in May), appeared in a number of feature films, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Winged Victory (1944), D.O.A. (1949), The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Julius Caesar (1953), Pete Kelly's Blues (1955), 1984 (1956), Stopover Tokyo (1957), Up Periscope (1959), The Great Imposter (1961), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Longest Day and The Birdman of Alcatraz (all 1962) and Fantastic Voyage (1966). He also starred in a number of made-for-television movies, appeared on two series, Sam Benedict and The Long Hot Summer, and was a guest star on Playhouse 90 and Mission Impossible. O'Brien, who was cast in the Lowell Thomas role in Lawrence of Arabia, suffered a heart seizure during the filming in 1961, resulting in him being replaced with Arthur Kennedy. Slightly creased. Rectangular shading at upper right margin touches the "nd" of Edmond. Overall, fine condition.
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