JOEL GREY - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE CO-SIGNED BY: EILEEN HECKART - HFSID 59374
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JOEL GREY and EILEEN HECKART
Joel Grey and Eileen Heckart sign an album leaf.
Inscribed signature: "For Dora-/Joe Grey" and on verso "Dora/Eileen Heckart", 5¾x4½ album leaf. Actor, singer and dancer JOEL GREY (born in 1932) won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in 1967 for his portrayal of the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret and won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for reprising his role in the 1972 film version. He was also nominated for Tony Awards for Best Actor for George M! (1969), Goodtime Charley (1975) and The Grand Tour (1979). A veteran singer and comedian in nightclubs, resorts, TV variety shows and films, Grey, the father of actress Jennifer Grey, began starring as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the Broadway musical comedy Wicked in October 2003. Award-winning stage and screen actress EILEEN HECKART (1919-2001) had won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1972 for Butterflies Are Free and was nominated for the Oscar in the same category in 1956 for The Bad Seed. Heckart, who garnered Emmy Awards for Win Me a Place at Forest Lawn (1967) and Love and War (1974), had appeared on Broadway from the mid-1940s and was nominated for Tony Awards for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1958), Invitation to a March (1961) and Butterflies Are Free (1970). She won the Theatre World Award for Picnic in 1953 and received a special Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre in 2000. The character actress appeared in a number of feature films, including Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), Bus Stop (1956), Heller in Pink Tights (1960), Up the Down Staircase (1967) and The First Wives Club (1996), and several made-for-TV films and plays, including The Trip to Bountiful (1953), A Doll's House (1959), F.D.R.: The Last Year (1980, as Eleanor Roosevelt), Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story (1993) and Ultimate Betrayal (1994). Heckart also starred as Mother Emma Buchanan on The Five Mrs. Buchanans (1994), appeared as a regular in several TV shows and made guest appearances on a number of TV anthologies and series, including Suspense, Studio One, Philco Television Playhouse, Playhouse 90, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Defenders, The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, Barnaby Jones, Trapper John, M.D., Home Improvement and Cybill. Binding holes at left margin. Ink notes (unknown hand) at bottom left margin. Fine condition.
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