Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015123: VAN HEFLIN

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Rather uncommon fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch pale green autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1940s.  In good condition.  Stage and screen actor Van Heflin was the quintessential "actor's actor", giving strong performances without resorting to showy flourishes or histrionics, and shunning the Hollywood limelight in his private life at every turn.  Equally adept at leading and character roles, he snagged an Academy Award for his knockout performance in Johnny Eager (1941), and was memorable in The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937), Presenting Lily Mars (1943), The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1943), Possessed (1947), Green Dolphin Street (1947), The Three Musketeers (1948), Madame Bovary (1949), East Side, West Side (1949), My Son John (1952), Shane (1953), Wings of the Hawk (1953), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Stagecoach (1966), and Airport (1970).  He died of a heart attack at the age of 60.