LEW AYRES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1981 - HFSID 345763
LEW AYRES This large 13x10 black and white photograph from the film People vs. Doctor Kildare is signed by the star actor Photograph Inscribed and Signed: “To Harold Merry / Kindest regards / Lew Ayres 1981 / Photo 1938?” 13x10. B/w.
Sale Price $360.00
LEW AYRES This large 13x10 black and white photograph from the film People vs. Doctor Kildare is signed by the star actor Photograph Inscribed and Signed: “To Harold Merry / Kindest regards / Lew Ayres 1981 / Photo 1938?” 13x10. B/w. Depicts Ayres alongside costar Laraine Day in the 1941 film People vs. Dr. Kildare. 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. In 1982, Ayres guest starred on episodes of Knots Landing, Trapper John, M.D. and Little House on the Prairie. The actor was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. Lightly bowed. Otherwise, fine condition.
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