Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00144235: GLORIA GRAHAME

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Highly rare, quite early inscribed black fountain pen signature on a roughly 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in 1952. In good condition, with a JSA third-party authentication sticker affixed to the lower right-hand corner, and suitable for matting. After garnering public attention for her portrayal of Violet Bick in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), sexy Gloria Grahame went on to play a string of shady, sultry types in noir gems like Crossfire (1947), In a Lonely Place (1950), Sudden Fear (1952), The Big Heat (1953), Human Desire (1954), and Naked Alibi (1954). The actress was also memorable as Ado Annie Carnes in Oklahoma! (1955). She died of stomach cancer at the age of 57 and her autograph, always sought by It's a Wonderful Life collectors, is elusive in any format.