GORDON MacRAE - MATCH BOOK SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: SHEILA MacRAE - HFSID 51212
GORDON MacRAE and SHEILA MacRAE. Matchbook signed: "Best always/Gordon MacRae" and "Sincerely/Sheila MacRae" on front cover, 4½x1½ when opened. White cover, no imprint.
Sale Price $187.00
GORDON MacRAE and SHEILA MacRAE. Matchbook signed: "Best always/Gordon MacRae" and "Sincerely/Sheila MacRae" on front cover, 4½x1½ when opened. White cover, no imprint. Singer and actor GORDON MacRAE (1921-1986), born Albert Gordon MacRae, is best known for his role as Curly in the 1955 film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1943 Broadway musical, Oklahoma! MacRae, who set hearts aflutter with his renditions of the title song as well as "Surrey With the Fringe on Top", "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" and "People Will Say We're In Love", had made his acting debut in 1948's The Big Punch and went on to star in a number of Warner Bros. musicals, including On Moonlight Bay (1951), The Desert Song and By the Light of the Silvery Moon (both 1953) and Carousel (1956). MacRae, who had starred in three Broadway plays, including I Do!, I Do! (1966-1968), was also seen on the small screen, hosting The Gordon MacRae Show (1956) and appearing on such programs as The Hallmark Hall of Fame (1958) and The Bell Telephone Hour (1965). Married to SHEILA MacRAE from 1941-1967, he was the father of actresses Meredith and Heather MacRae. Sheila, born Sheila Margaret Stephens in London in 1924, is a multitalented stage, screen and television actress, producer, nightclub entertainer and impressionist and author. She has appeared in a number of films, beginning with Backfire in 1950, and MacRae has been seen on the small screen in made-for-TV movies, series and soaps. In 1971, she co-hosted The Sheila MacRae Show with daughters Meredith and Heather. Slightly creased and soiled. Fine condition.