SIR RALPH RICHARDSON - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: JACQUELINE D'ORVILLE - HFSID 145208
Sale Price $144.00
RALPH RICHARDSON and JACQUELINE D'ORVILLE. Signature: "Ralph Richardson", 5½x4. On verso, pencil drawing inscribed and signed: "To Biddy/with love from/Jacqueline, 1935". Initialed "LMS" at lower right corner. Sir Ralph Richardson (1902-1983) was one of the most esteemed British actors of the 20th century. Richardson, who debuted as a Shakespearean actor in 1921, first appeared at London's Old Vic in 1930, four years before he made his first film, The Ghoul, with Boris Karloff. Richardson appeared in over 70 films, including The Heiress (1949) and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), for which he received nominations for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, and Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952), for which he received a British Academy Award. His feature film credits also include Anna Karenina (1948), Richard III (1955), Exodus (1960), Long Day's Journey into Night (1962), The 300 Spartans (1962), Dr. Zhivago (1965), Khartoum (1966) and Tales From the Crypt (1972, as the crypt keeper). He also continued to appear on stage as well as in a number of TV productions, including David Copperfield (1970), The Man in the Iron Mask (1977), Jesus of Nazareth (1977) and Witness for the Prosecution (1982). Lightly shaded at perimeter. Verso lightly smudged. Chipped at left edge from removal from bound book, right corners rounded. Overall, fine condition.
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