8x10-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed in blue fine-tip pen in the 1980s. In very good condition. Versatile character actress Eileen Heckart was nominated for an Oscar for her over-the-top portrayal of hard-drinking Mrs. Dingle, heartbroken mother of the murdered schoolmate in The Bad Seed (1956). She won 16 years later, for Butterflies Are Free (1972). Other career highlights include Miracle in the Rain (1956), Bus Stop (1956), Up the Down Staircase (1967), The Tree (1969), and Heartbreak Ridge (1986).