Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0011212321: CATHERINE CRAIG

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Rather uncommon signature in bold blue felt-tip marker on a 3x5-inch white card, dating to the 1980s.  In good condition and ideal for matting with a favorite photograph.  Lovely, blue-eyed, chestnut-haired Catherine Craig came to the attention of Hollywood executives in 1940, following her marriage to actor Robert Preston.  Despite her classy aura, superb diction and considerable acting talent, she was somehow relegated to B-pictures through 1947, most notably Doomed to Die (1940) with Boris Karloff,  Murder Over New York (1940), Manhattan Heartbeat (1940), Las Vegas Nights (1941), West Point Widow (1941), Parachute Nurse (1942), Showboat Serenade (1944), and The Bride Wore Boots (1946).  She went on to gain critical praise for her portrayals of a lifeboat survivor in Seven Were Saved (1947), a wealthy woman menaced by a conniving Albert Dekker in the crime thriller The Pretender (1947), and an innocent-eyed prairie flower, opposite Randolph Scott, in Albuquerque (1948).  However, just as her career was gaining steam, she abandoned acting  to settle down with her husband.  He, of course, would ultimately return to the Hollywood arena in 1962, as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man (1962).