Uncommon vintage glossy 8x10-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in the 1940s. In near fine condition, with mild noticeable handling bends in the top border; a diagonal bend in the border at the top right corner; a faint bend and tiny surface impressions in his forehead; two light wrinkles in his jacket; and small handling bends in the background. The creases to the borders are the most noticeable. Burly, affable Jack Carson played comedic second bananas in numerous screen comedies of the 1940s and 1950s, most notably The Strawberry Blonde (1941), Gentleman Jim (1942) and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). His occasional forays into dramatic roles included Mildred Pierce (1945), Roughly Speaking (1945) and A Star is Born (1954). He died of liver cancer at the age of 52.