JOHN RAITT - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE BURNS - HFSID 295187
Sale Price $270.00
JOHN RAITT and GEORGE BURNSOriginal portrait of Burns, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Inscribed Original Art signed: "to John -/whose talent made me look/20 years younger - thanks -/Best/George Burns", "J Raitt". B/w, 5x8. Burns has signed in ink, Raitt with the pencil he used for the portrait. 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 Gracie Allen 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). While in college in the 1930s, JOHN RAITT began drawing portraits of famous people. He sent his artwork to each subject with a request that it be autographed and returned to him. Adhesive residue at corners. Multiple folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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