Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0019620113: CATHLEEN NESBITT

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Rather scarce vintage fountain pen signature on a 3x5-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1950s. In good condition, with slight trimming, and an autograph of Edward R. Murrow on the verso. Nice for matting. Diminutive, genteel Cathleen Nesbitt was a grand dame of the theater on both sides of the Atlantic in a career spanning seven decades. Among almost 300 roles on stage, she excelled at comic portrayals of sophisticated socialites, elegant mothers and icy villainesses. Hollywood used her, whenever a gentler, sweeter version of Gladys Cooper was needed, who was still possessed of a subtly sarcastic wit and turn of phrase.