FRED ASTAIRE - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 281415
Sale Price $126.00
FRED ASTAIRESmall slip of paper signed "Sincerely" by Oscar-nominated actor and dancer Fred Astaire in blue ink Autograph sentiment signed "Sincerely -/Fred Astaire" in blue ink. 3¾x2¼. Astaire (1899-1987), born Frederick Austerlitz, began his career touring in the vaudeville circuit with his sister Adele as a dancing partner. After many stage hits, he was given a screen test, resulting in the famous verdict: "Can't act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." In the 1930s, he was paired with Ginger Rogers in ten films and continued to dominate musical films in the 1940s. Astaire was a recipient of a special Academy Awardin 1949 for his contribution to films and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Towering Inferno in 1974. He died at 88 in 1987. Lightly toned, soiled, creased and bowed. Show through from adhesive residue and tape on verso touches signature. Neatly torn from larger sheet at bottom edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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