LEW AYRES - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 321664
Sale Price $126.00
The actor signed this album leaf that has a black and white headshot photograph affixed to it
Autograph note signed: "To Ron / Best Wishes / Lew Ayres/" 6x4 album leaf. Small, youthful picture of Ayers affixed to the left of signature. In 1988, Ayres guest starred on an episode of Cagney & Lacey. Lew Ayres (1908-1996) starred opposite Greta Garbo in one of the last silent films, The Kiss (1929), and then starred in the 1930 Oscar-winning talking film All Quiet on the Western Front. A leading man through the 1940s, he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in Johnny Belinda (1948). He starred as Dr. Kildare in a series of feature films, but refused to play the role on television because cigarettes were to be advertised on the program. Misidentified as a conscientious objector because of his desire to serve as a combat medic, Ayers was temporarily blacklisted in Hollywood during World War II. He remained active in movie and television character roles through the 1980s, but he never achieved the same level of popularity he had in the period just before WWII. The actor was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. Binding holes along left edges. Toned and creased. Pencil note (unknown hand) in top margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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