REX HARRISON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: CLAUDETTE COLBERT - HFSID 178345
Sale Price $360.00
REX HARRISON and CLAUDETTE COLBERT
Rex Harrison and Claudette Colbert sign a black and white publicity photograph of themselves.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Neil/Best Wishes/Rex Harrison" and "Claudette Colbert." B/w, 7x9½. Sir REX HARRISON (1908-1990), known for his suave, nonchalant style, appeared in the Broadway (1956-1958) and film (1964) versions of My Fair Lady, winning a Tony Award and the Best Actor Academy Award for his role as Professor Henry Higgins. He also won the 1949 Tony for Anne of a Thousand Days and was nominated for the 1963 Best Actor Oscar for Cleopatra. Paris-born actress CLAUDETTE COLBERT, who came to New York at the age of seven, embarked on a stage career in 1925. Colbert disliked film acting, but audiences responded to her beauty and cultured voice, so she forsook the stage for Hollywood. Her popularity (and salary) skyrocketed after she was cast as "the wickedest woman in history," Nero's unscrupulous wife Poppaea, in the Biblical epic The Sign of the Cross (1932). Colbert showed her flair for sophisticated comedy by winning the1934 Academy Award for Best Actressfor It Happened One Night. Traveling the usual "fading star" route, Colbert made films in Europe and a budget Western in the U.S. before returning triumphantly to Broadway. In 1961, she returned to Hollywood as Troy Donahue's mother in Parrish. It would be her last film appearance until the 1987 TV movie, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, which she far outclassed her material. Fine condition.
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