ROOSTER COGBURN MOVIE CAST - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: KATHARINE HEPBURN, JOHN "DUKE" WAYNE - HFSID 281478
ROOSTER COGBURN MOVIE CAST: JOHN "DUKE" WAYNE and KATHARINE HEPBURN Signed black and white publicity photograph for the 1975 western Rooster Cogb
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ROOSTER COGBURN MOVIE CAST: JOHN "DUKE" WAYNE and KATHARINE HEPBURN Signed black and white publicity photograph for the 1975 western Rooster Cogburn featuring the two actors in costume Inscribed photograph signed "Bob/It's been great/Duke" and "Bob Nelson/gratefully/Katharine Hepburn". B/w, 8x10 overall, 7½x9½ image, one surface. "Bob Nelson" was a set decorator for the film. Rooster Cogburn - the sequel to the 1969 Wayne movie True Grit - was the first and last film Wayne and Katharine Hepburn appeared in a movie together. In 1975's Rooster Cogburn, Wayne reprised his Oscar-winning role as the drunken, hellraising marshal Rooster Cogburn from 1969's True Grit. Wayne co-starred with Katharine Hepburn, who played the daughter of a murdered minister and who insists on following Wayne as he hunts his killer. This movie was the first and last time Wayne and Katharine Hepburn appeared in a movie together. It was also the last film directed by Hal Wallis, who also directed True Grit. John Wayne (1907-1979, born Marion Michael Morrison in Winterset, Iowa) appeared in more films (over 250) than any other star. Best known for his roles in Westerns and war movies, he was the embodiment of the American hero in over 200 films, fighting (on screen) for his country in many of them. Wayne's long list of Westerns includes Stagecoach (1939), which made him a star, Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), Hondo (1953), Rio Bravo (1959, which Wayne and director Howard Hawks remade as El Dorado in 1967 and Rio Lobo in 1970) and The Shootist (1976, his last film). Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1949 for The Sands of Iwo Jima, Wayne was awarded the 1969 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. Stage, screen, and television actress Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) was nominated for 12 Academy Awards for Best Actress, winning four: Morning Glory (1934), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1969) and On Golden Pond (1982). She won an Emmy for Love Among the Ruins (1975). Altogether, she notched 12 Oscar, 5 Emmy and 2 Tony nominations. Like many film actors and actresses, she first broke into show business on the stage, making her first appearances on Broadway in 1928 with roles in Night Hostess and These Days. She returned to Broadway frequently throughout her career, sometimes to rehabilitate her public image. In 1932, she made her first appearance in a film, starring in A Bill of Divorcement. Over the decades, she played opposite most of her era's biggest stars, including Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, Laurence Olivier, Henry Fonda, and Spencer Tracy, the latter of whom she made nine films with. Her intimate relationship with Tracy spanned 26 years (until his death in 1967) and is the most famous extramarital affair in the history of Hollywood. Tracy was married to Louise Tracy, but the two had been estranged for years. Later in life, Hepburn starred in several television movies, the last being One Christmas (1994). In 1991, she published an autobiography titled Me: Stories of My Life. To the present day, Hepburn remains a significant cultural icon due to her prolific career and disregard for the Hollywood social scene and its conventions at the time. After she divorced in 1934, she never married again, choosing to live independently for the rest of her life. She was named the greatest female star in the history of Hollywood by the American Film Institute in 1999, although naturally some disagree with this assessment. Lightly toned, cracked, silvered, creased and bowed. Hepburn's signature is lightly smeared but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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