Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001322211: CLAIRE DU BREY

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Scarce vintage inscribed magenta fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch white card, acquired in-person by busy autograph hound John Virzi in the 1960s or 1970s and decorated with a small image of the star. In good condition. As her age advanced and movies transitioned to sound, silent movie star Clarire Du Brey found new work as a character actress, memorable in films like Ramona (1936), The Affairs of Annabel (1938), Jesse James (1939), The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939), Oh, What a Night (1944), Dakota (1945), and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). She made a number of contributions to the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery film genres, playing Nettie Kelly in The House of Whispers (1920), Madame Coulvet in Tod Browning's The Devil-Doll (1936), Mr. Walters in Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940), a servant in The Catman of Paris (1946), Martha Baylor in The Invisible Informer (1946), Mrs. Grimsby in Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949), and a spectator in Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954).