Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00159623: NANCY KWAN

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Knockout 8x10-inch black and white glossy full-body shot in her prime, boldly signed in black marker in the 1980s.  In very fine condition and ideal for display.  The lovely Hong Kong-born leading lady began her career as a ballerina and the proprietor of a successful dance school.  Her movie career began with a fluke event in 1961:  During the filming of The World of Susie Wong in her native country, actress France Nuyen fell ill and Kwan was discovered in a thrown-together casting call for a replacement.  Audiences immediately fell in love with her and she was asked to follow it up with Flower Drum Song (1961), where she so famously sang (that is, lip-synched) the Rodgers and Hammerstein standard "I Enjoy Being a Girl."  Roles tapered off in quality over the next few years, and by 1967 her career was dwindling.  Her talents have since been squandered on Hong Kong-produced cheapies like the horror flicks Wonder Women (1973) and Night Creature (1978).