LEW AYRES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1986 - HFSID 179847
Sale Price $252.00
The Oscar nominated actor is shown with Laraine Day in a screen shot from there 1939 film Calling Dr. Kildare.
Photograph signed: "Lew Ayres 1986/(with Laraine Day, 1938/Dr. Kildare)". B/w, 8x10. Ayres starred in several Dr. Kildare films with Laraine day, he was introduced as the character in the series' second film Young Dr. Kildare (1938) and starred in the next eight films up to Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942). Lew Ayres (1908-1996) starred opposite Greta Garbo in one of the last silent films, The Kiss (1929), then starred in 1930's 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 TV because cigarettes were to be advertised on the program. Ayers' conscientious objector got him temporarily blacklisted in Hollywood during World War II, until his heroism as a medical corpsman became known. Ayers remained active in movie and TV character roles through the 1980s. In 1982, Ayres guest starred on episodes of Knots Landing, Trapper John, M.D. and Little House on the Prairie. Fine condition.
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