LEW AYRES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 192516
Sale Price $216.00
The actor is shown from the chest up wearing a suit and tie in this black and white photograph
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Robert Lemos / Best wishes / Lew Ayres". B/w, 8x10. 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. Slightly creased at blank margins and corners, light black mark at lower left corner. Minor surface creases and impressions (not evident head on). Otherwise, fine condition.
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