SUSAN STRASBERG - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 11/16/1973 - HFSID 345566
SUSAN STRASBERG A $125.00 personal check written by the acclaimed actress Check signed: "Susan Strasberg", in blue ink, 6x2¾. November 16, 1973. Check no. 597, drawn on her account at City National Bank, Beverly Hills, California. Payable to "Cash" for $125.
Sale Price $144.00
SUSAN STRASBERG A $125.00 personal check written by the acclaimed actress Check signed: "Susan Strasberg", in blue ink, 6x2¾. November 16, 1973. Check no. 597, drawn on her account at City National Bank, Beverly Hills, California. Payable to "Cash" for $125.00 for "…week of thanksgiving [sic] party". Stamped "Cash Paid" on front and "Pay Any Bank/ City National Bank/ Main Office/ Nov. 16 73" on verso. In the year she signed this check, Strasberg was seen on television as Patty Toma in the TV series, Toma (1973-1974). Actress Susan Strasberg (1938-1999), the daughter of famed Actor's Theater acting coach Lee Strasberg, made her acting debut in 1953 on an episode of Goodyear Television Playhouse. From there, Strasberg, who was 15 years old at the time, would go on to play in a number of early anthology series, and she would break into films in 1955, the year she appeared in Picnic. Throughout her career, Strasberg alternated between the stage, films, and television. She originated the role of Anne Frank in the 1955 Broadway production of The Diary of Anne Frank, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Strasberg would also be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress - Drama for Adventures of a Young Man (1962). Her other films include The Cobweb (1955), In Praise of Older Women (1978), and The Delta Force (1986). Strasberg also appeared in three documentaries on the life of her friend, Marilyn Monroe, as well as a number of made-for-TV movies. In 1980, Strasberg published her autobiography, Bittersweet, which included details about her passionate affair with Richard Burton, her co-star in the Broadway production of Jean Anouilh's, Time Remembered (1957-1958). The affair was encouraged by her mother, acting coach Paula Strasberg (who was Monroe's acting coach), who said that making love to a good actor would be good for her. Co-star Helen Hayes, who heartily disapproved, later appeared with Strasberg in Chekhov's, The Cherry Orchard (1959). Ink notation (unknown hand) at top. Show-through of bank stamp on verso, not touching signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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