ROD STEIGER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 05/08/1954 CO-SIGNED BY: SALLY GRACIE - HFSID 274093
Sale Price $324.00
ROD STEIGER and SALLIE GRACIE. Check filled out and signed: "Rodney Steven Steiger", 6¼x2¾. Endorsed on verso: "Sallie Gracie". New York, N.Y., 1954 May 8. Check no. 451, drawn on the Corn Exchange Bank Trust Company Hudson River Branch, payable to "Sallie Gracie" for "Twenty-five" dollars. In the year he signed this check, STEIGER was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in On the Waterfront. After another Oscar nomination as Best Actor (for The Pawnbroker, 1965), Steiger (1925-2002) won the coveted award for his portrayal of a well-intentioned but prejudiced Southern sheriff in In the Heat of the Night. From 1959-1969, he was married to actress Claire Bloom. They co-starred in the 1969 films, Three Into Two Won't Go and The Illustrated Man. Steiger's other film credits include Oklahoma! (1955), The Longest Day (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Lucky Luciano (1974), W.C. Fields and Me (1976), The Amityville Horror (1979), American Gothic (1987), The Player (1992) and Mars Attacks! (1996). Sallie GRACIE (1921-2001) was the first of Rod Steiger's five wives. They were married 1952-1958. Gracie, herself a supporting actress, appeared in several films, including critical favorites Patterns (1956) and The Rain People (1969). Bank cancellation holes, not at signature. Bank stamp on verso shows through, touching signature at "t" of Steven. Otherwise, fine condition.
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