WILLIAM H. CRANE - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 04/04/1913 - HFSID 297423
WIILLIAM H. CRANE The American stage actor signed and dated this card Autograph Sentiment signed: "Very Truly Yours/Wm. H. Crane/April 4 -13", 5½x2¼ card. William H.
Sale Price $216.00
WIILLIAM H. CRANE The American stage actor signed and dated this card Autograph Sentiment signed: "Very Truly Yours/Wm. H. Crane/April 4 -13", 5½x2¼ card. William H. Crane (1845-1928, born in Leicester, Massachusetts) was a stage actor who made his debut during the American Civil War but lived long enough to appear, and even star, in silent-era movies. Crane debuted in Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment (1963) in Utica, New York in 1863 and scored a big success a decade later as Le Blanc the Notary in the burlesque Evangeline (1873). He specialized in eccentric characters; out of his 27 Broadway appearances, three were in the title role of the comedy David Harum (1915), a role he created on the “Great White Way” Midtown Manhattan area of Broadway. Crane later reprised the role in the 1915 film adaptation of the play. It was the first of five film appearances for Crane, which including a starring role in the Buster Keaton comedy The Saphead (1920). Lightly worn. Lightly soiled. Mounting residue on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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