Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001422312: PEGGY ANN GARNER

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Scarce vintage blue ballpoint pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the early 1950s. In good condition, with gentle show-through from an autograph of actress and dancer Ann Miller on the verso, and excellent for matting with a favorite photograph of the star. Prodigiously talented child actress Peggy Ann Garner snagged an Academy Juvenile Award for her sincere and moving portrayal of Francie Nolan in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), her first featured role after bit parts in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), Jane Eyre (1943) and The Keys of the Kingdom (1944). She went on memorable work in Nob Hill (1945), Junior Miss (1945), Home, Sweet Homicide (1946), and Black Widow (1954), and played Betsy Boldface, sidekick of the villainous Riddler, on T.V.'s "Batman" (1967). Garner died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 52 and her autograph is highly elusive in any format.