Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0011664312: JOAN DAVIS

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Uncommon vintage blue ballpoint pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the early 1950s. In good condition, with the tips of each corner trimmed to be rounded, for decorative purposes, by the original collector. Wildly popular comedienne and actress Joan Davis was memorable in The Holy Terror (1937), Sing and Be Happy (1937), Keep Smiling (1938), Shirley Temple's Just Around the Corner (1938), Sun Valley Serenade (1941), Hold That Ghost (1941), and Harem Girls (1952), before landing her best-known role, as Joan Stevens on T.V.'s "I Married Joan" (1952-1955). She died of a heart attack at the age of 53 and, adding to the tragedy, two years later, her entire surviving family, which consisting of her mother, daughter and two grandsons, were killed in a fire.