ERIC SINCLAIR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/23/1981 - HFSID 314924
Sale Price $288.00
Theatre World Award-winning actor sends letter to editor John Willis, about his latest gigs and birthday
Autograph letter signed: "Eric" in blue ink. 3 pages, 7½x5 flat, 3¾x5 folded. November 23, 1981. Original envelope included. In full: "Dear John, What a lovely note! Thanks so much. I wrote you about the show because I thought you might get a kick out of it. What a harrowing experience doing a soap opera! Poor "Liz" was terrified that first day, as were we all who were not regulars. As my 60th birthday approaches I was pleased that you find me "still a handsome man." I never did think I was that but it never occurred to me that I would be old. Well there is nothing like a camera to make one accept that fact. I couldn't care less if I can work and keep my health. I don't expect to be in N.Y. in June but one lives in hope if he dies in despair; I want to live in New York. I will not forget the last Theater World Party I attended-ever. Maybe I'll b lucky in 1982. Thanks again. Happy Holidays to you too!". Post script: "Your stationary is beautiful". Eric Sinclair (1922-2004) was a prolific stage, television and movie actor, with a career spanning almost fifty years. Sinclair made his Broadway debut in Legend of Lovers (1951) and later as Count Claudio of Florence in Much Ado About Nothing (1952) for which he won a Theatre World Award. He appeared in dozens of movies such as Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), War of the Satellites (1958), and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Furthermore, his television credits include Robert Montgomery Presents (1955), Perry Mason (1957) and Days of Our Lives (1979). John A. Willis (1916-2010), active in Theatre World from the beginning, became its chief editor in 1965, holding that position until 2008. Willis is regarded as one of the foremost theatre and film historians of the 20th century. While producing (and presenting) the annual Theatre World Awards, Willis also served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards. Theatre World, which received its own Tonyfor Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Toned. Corners rounded. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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