GLORIA JEAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 199019
GLORIA JEAN Black and white publicity photo of a young Gloria Jean leaning on an upholstered arm Photograph signed: "Best wishes/Gloria Jean". B/w, 8x10. In 1939, Universal studios, searching for a
Sale Price $234.00
Black and white publicity photo of a young Gloria Jean leaning on an upholstered arm
Photograph signed: "Best wishes/Gloria Jean". B/w, 8x10. In 1939, Universal studios, searching for a possible successor to their juvenile singing star, Deanna Durbin, cast actress Gloria Jean (born Gloria Jean Schoonover) in The Under-Pup, an inexpensive comedy-drama set in an Interlochen-style musical camp. The film was a hit, and Jean was signed to a Universal contract. Although the actress made 39 films, mostly in the 1940s and 1950s, including Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) with W.C. Fields, her career was not as carefully monitored as Durbin's; allegedly, the studio had problems dealing with Jean's mother, and surreptitiously punished her by sticking her daughter in second-rate roles. Jean also made occasional guest appearances on television, including roles on Death Valley Days (1954) and Annie Oakley (1955), before retiring from acting in 1961. Slightly soiled at upper right blank margin. Fine condition.
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