Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015143112: WANDA HENDRIX

Scarce vintage ballpoint pen signature on a 4x4-inch pale grey autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1950s and decorated with a small magazine image.  In good condition, with the first letter of the salutation trimmed away.  Dark-eyed, doll-faced leading lady Wanda Hendrix was fresh out of local community theater when she made her film debut at the age of 16.  While not overly talented, she exuded a raw energy and exotic demeanor which briefly made her a fascinating screen presence in films like Ride the Pink Horse (1947), Prince of Foxes (1949), Captain Carey USA (1950), Sierra (1950), and The Highwayman (1951).  Afterwards, she sank into western programmers and a tumultuous marriage to mercurial war hero-turned-actor Audie Murphy, making only occasional appearances on T.V. sitcoms like "My Three Sons" (1969) and "Bewitched" (1971).  She died of pneumonia at the age of 52 and her autograph is extremely uncommon in any format.