EILEEN HECKART - CONTRACT DOUBLE SIGNED 11/29/1976 - HFSID 209492
Sale Price $108.00
Eileen Heckart signs a document to appear on Alice.
Partly Printed Carbon DS: "Eileen Heckart" as Player in ink, 2p, 8½x14 and 8½x11. No place, 1976 November 29. Signed on first page. Headed: "Actors Television Motion Picture Weekly Players Contract". Contract between the actress and Warner Bros. Television for her to play the role of "Rose Hyatt" on an episode of the TV sitcom, Alice. The program was entitled "Mother-in-Law", and Heckart was to be paid a weekly salary of $3,000 for a total aggregate salary of $6,000. Initialed: "EH" to right of point 4, which relates to appearing in television trailers and compensation for such appearances. Also signed by a representative of Warner Bros. Television. Heckart appeared as Rose Hyatt on episodes 12 and 13, which aired on December 11 and December 18, 1976, during the first season of Alice. The previous year, she had appeared on three episodes of Mary Tyler Moore, playing Flo Meredith, Mary's sassy aunt, a role she would reprise on Lou Grant in 1980. Award-winning stage and screen actress Eileen Heckart (1919-2001) had won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1972 for Butterflies Are Free and was nominated for the Oscar in the same category in 1956 for The Bad Seed. Heckart, who garnered Emmy Awards for Win Me a Place at Forest Lawn (1967) and Love and War (1974), had appeared on Broadway from the mid-1940s and was nominated for Tony Awards for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1958), Invitation to a March (1961) and Butterflies Are Free (1970). She won the Theatre World Award for Picnic in 1953 and received a special Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre in 2000. The character actress appeared in a number of feature films, including Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), Bus Stop (1956), Heller in Pink Tights (1960), Up the Down Staircase (1967) and The First Wives Club (1996), and several made-for-TV films and plays, including The Trip to Bountiful (1953), A Doll's House (1959), F.D.R.: The Last Year (1980, as Eleanor Roosevelt), Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story (1993) and Ultimate Betrayal (1994). Heckart also starred as Mother Emma Buchanan on The Five Mrs. Buchanans (1994), appeared as a regular in several TV shows and made guest appearances on a number of TV anthologies and series, including Suspense, Studio One, Philco Television Playhouse, Playhouse 90, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Defenders, The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, Barnaby Jones, Trapper John, M.D., Home Improvement and Cybill. Lightly creased. Transference from type at some areas (all legible). Staple at upper left corner, file holes at upper margin. Overall, fine condition.
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