MONICA LEWIS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 191561
MONICA LEWIS The famous actress and singer is shown holding a bow in the sea in this black and white photograph, signed in black felt tip Photograph Signed: "Best wishes/Monica Lewis" in black felt tip. 8x10. B/w.
Sale Price $288.00
MONICA LEWIS The famous actress and singer is shown holding a bow in the sea in this black and white photograph, signed in black felt tip Photograph Signed: "Best wishes/Monica Lewis" in black felt tip. 8x10. B/w. Monica Lewis (1922-2015) was an American jazz singer and film actress who was the youngest of three children. Her father, Leon, was a pianist and composer and her mother, Jessica, was a singer with the Chicago Opera Company. She played leading roles in films of the 1950s, including Excuse My Dust (1951), Affair with a Stranger (1953) and The D. I. (1957) and supporting roles thereafter, including Airport '77 and '79. She has had recurring roles in TV series, including Shotgun Slade (1959) and The Virginian (1965-1966). Also a singer, she has released several recordings in the traditional pop and jazz genres. Lewis appeared on the very first Ed Sullivan show (1948), and was the voice of Miss Chiquita Banana for 14 years. In her 2011 memoir “Hollywood Through My Eyes”, Lewis revealed that actor and future U.S. President Ronald Reagan had proposed to her but that she declined that marriage proposal. She died on June 12, 2015 at her home in Weoodland Hills, California of natural causes. Slightly soiled on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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