Uncommonly early 3.5 x 5.25-inch color English postcard portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen in her theater days in the 1910s. In good condition. Legendary stage star-turned-movie character actress Gladys Cooper, who so memorably excelled at playing icy, condescending mothers, aunts and society types, was nominated for three Academy Awards, but, inexplicably, never won. Highlights of her long film and television career include The Sorrows of Satan (1917), Rebecca (1940), Kitty Foyle (1940), That Hamilton Woman (1940), The Black Cat (1941), This Above All (1942), Nown Voyager (1942), The Song of Bernadette (1942), The Valley of Decision (1945), The Bishop's Wife (1947), and My Fair Lady (1963). She also made three appearances on T.V.'s "The Twilight Zone" (1962-1964), perhaps most memorably as the old woman receiving messages from beyond the grave in the classic episode entitled "Night Call" (1964).