GEORGE BURNS - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE CO-SIGNED BY: CARL BRISSON, GRACIE ALLEN - HFSID 59268
Sale Price $144.00
GEORGE BURNS, GRACIE ALLEN and CARL BRISSON
George Burns, Gracie Allen and Carl Brisson sign an album leaf.
Inscribed signature: "To/Douglas/Gracie Allen" and "George Burns", and, on verso "Carl Brisson", 7x4¾ album leaf. GEORGE BURNS, the star of vaudeville, radio, television and motion pictures,died in 1996 at the age of 100. He co-starred with his wife GRACIEALLEN until her retirement in 1958 (she died in 1964), then continued performing in television, theater and nightclubs as a solo act. When he returned to films in 1975 after a 30-year hiatus, Burns won the 1975 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (The Sunshine Boys). He later starred in the title role in Oh, God (1977) and appeared in Going in Style (1979) and 18 Again! (1988). The comedian, who was honored in television specials celebrating his 90th and 95th birthdays, also wrote Gracie, A Love Story (1988) and 100 Years, 100 Stories (1996). Multitalented entertainer CARL BRISSON (1893-1958), born Carl Pederson in Copenhagen, Denmark, was a former professional boxer, dancer, nightclub singer and veteran of the London stage (from 1923) before making his first major film, Alfred Hitchcock's The Ring, in 1927. He displayed his fine tenor voice when he introduced the standard, "Cocktails for Two", in the 1934 film, Murder at the Vanities. Brisson, who made his last film, Ship Cafe, in 1935, was the father of Tony Award-winning theatrical producer Frederick Brisson - the husband of Rosalind Russell from October 25, 1941 until her death on November 28, 1976. Irregular left edge (with binding nicks) from removal from bound book. Pencil note (unknown hand) at lower right. Otherwise, fine condition.
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