Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001191: GLORIA DEHAVEN

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Surprisingly tough to acquire 8x10-inch black and white publicity portrait in her prime, boldly signed in blue fountain pen in the 1980s. In very fine condition. The daughter of vaudeville stars Carter and Flora Parker DeHaven, charming Gloria DeHaven made her film debut in their colleague Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936), and later blossomed into a talented, shapely beauty with a lovely singing voice. Although she was signed to a contract with MGM, given plum roles in films like The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) and Summer Stock (1950), and wildly popular with audiences, she somehow fell short of stardom. After 1960, she worked almost exclusively in television, making only a handful of motion pictures, including the ghastly horror flick Bog in 1983.