ROCK HUDSON - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1967 CO-SIGNED BY: DANNY THOMAS, MOREY AMSTERDAM, CAROL BURNETT, JOAN CAULFIELD - HFSID 274703
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ROCK HUDSON, CAROL BURNETT, JOAN CAULFIELD, DANNY THOMAS, MOREY AMSTERDAM
Theatrical program from Private Lives performance with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton signed by Rock Hudson, Carol Burnet and three other Hollywood stars
Theatre programs signed "Hi!/Danny Thomas , "Rock Hudson", "Joan Caulfield", "Morey Amsterdam" and "Carol Burnett" on page two. 22 pages, 8¾x11¾. With two-page Los Angeles Times review stapled inside cover. Program from 1983 production of Nöel Coward's Private Lives with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton; the two had been divorced for seven years. HUDSON (1925-1985), was born Roy Scherer in Winnetka, Illinois but adopted the last name Fitzgerald when his mother remarried in the 1930s. He was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for Giant in 1956. Twice voted Hollywood's top box-office draw and a favorite of fan magazines, Hudson proved he had more than good looks, turning in solid performances in such films as Magnificent Obsession (1954), Written on the Wind (1956), Battle Hymn (1956), A Farewell to Arms (1957), This Earth is Mine (1959), A Gathering of Eagles (1963), Ice Station Zebra (1968) and Darling Lili (1970).He is also known for his pairings with Doris Day in a number of light-hearted romantic comedies, including Pillow Talk (1959) and Send Me No Flowers (1964). In 1971, Hudson finally moved to the small screen, starring in McMillan and Wife (1971-1976), appearing on Dynasty (1981) and making a number of made-for-TV films, including a role in the 1980 TV adaptation of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles. Diagnosed with AIDS in the early 1980s, he was the first major public figure to bring the deadly disease to world attention. A versatile comedienne and star of stage, screen and television, BURNETT (born in 1935 in San Antonio, Texas) is best known for her long-running (1967-1978) CBS program, The Carol Burnett Show, which won numerous Emmys for both the program and its individual stars. With a first-rate supporting cast that included Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, The Carol Burnett Show enjoyed high ratings and resulted in a spin-off, Mama's Family. Burnett, who had begun her career in nightclubs, became frequent guest on the variety shows of Steve Allen, Ed Sullivan and Jack Parr before achieving stardom in the 1959 off-Broadway musical, Once Upon a Mattress, which led to a three-year stint on The Garry Moore Show, for which she received her first Emmy (1962). The following year, she would receive another Emmy for her 1962 appearance with Julie Andrews at Carnegie Hall. The gifted star also starred in feature films, including Pete 'n' Tillie (1972), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress, and A Wedding (1978), which resulted in a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and Burnett also appeared on Mad About You, as Helen Hunt's mother, a role for which she won an Emmy in 1997 and was nominated for the same award in 1988. CAULFIELD (1922-1991), born in East Orange, New Jersey, was a popular starlet who played featured roles in films from Miss Susie Slagle's (1945) to Buckskin (1968) and in mature supporting roles thereafter. She had debuted to good reviews on Broadway in Kiss and Tell (1943). She appeared in several musicals, including Blue Skies (1946). Caulfield had her own TV sitcom, Sally, for one season (1957-1958). THOMAS (19120-1991), born Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yaqoob in Deerfield, Michigan, debuted onscreen in 1947, going on to a brief film career in corny lead roles or comic supporting parts. He was much more successful on TV, starring in the long-running sitcom Make Room for Daddy (later re-named The Danny Thomas Show); he also starred in a number of specials and made guest appearances on variety shows. In the late '50s Thomas began producing for TV; he produced such series as The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gomer Pyle and The Mod Squad. He founded the St. Jude's Research Hospital, which is dedicated to finding cures for catastrophic children's diseases. AMSTERDAM (1908-1996), born in Chicago, Illinois, was a comedian and actor best known for his role as Buddy Sorrell on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966). Amsterdam, a vaudeville veteran who had earlier starred on radio and television and in films, gained a new generation of fans with his villainous role on the CBS soap, The Young and the Restless, while he was in his 80s. Lightly toned and creased. Staples in cover holding newspaper clippings. Otherwise in fine condition.
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