Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00116571: JANE DARWELL

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Highly rare vintage 5x7-inch sepia-tone double-weight portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen in the late 1930s. In good condition for its age. Formidable stage and screen star Jane Darwell was equally adept at leading and character roles, typically cast as kindly, self-sacrificing mothers or dowdy society types. Among her over 200 silent and early talkie movie credits are Gone with the Wind (1939), in which she played Mrs. Merriwether; her Oscar-winning turn as Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940); an against-type role as the shrewish Ma Grier in The Ox-Bow Incident (1943); the part of a prison matron in the B-movie Caged (1950); and the key role of the old woman feeding pigeons on the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral in the Disney beloved Mary Poppins (1964).