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JOHN RAITT - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MARTHA RAYE - HFSID 298408

Original portrait of Raye, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "For John-/"Sincere Thanks",/Martha Raye", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt".

Price: $260.00

Condition: Fine condition
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JOHN RAITT and MARTHA RAYE
Original portrait of Raye, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both!
Original Art signed: "For John-/"Sincere Thanks",/Martha Raye", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt". Singer, actress and comedienne Martha Raye (1916-1994, born in Butte, Montana) made her Broadway debut in 1934 and her first film in 1936. She had her own TV show (1953-1954) and many guest appearances. A tireless performer for American troops in three wars, billing herself as "Colonel Maggie", she was honored with the Academy of Motion Pictures' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1993). She was buried in the military cemetery at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.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. Two horizontal folds. Tape affixed at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.

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