Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015123: VAN HEFLIN

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Uncommon blue fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan album page, acquired in-person by an autograph hound named Brenda in the 1950s.  In good condition and nice for matting with a favorite photograph. 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.