Intense-looking 7x9-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed with his name alone in black fountain pen, probably in the late 1970s. In good condition, with the slightest hint of brushing to the autograph in spots. Esteemed, if not impossible to work with director Otto Preminger-- dubbed Otto the Ogre!-- was nominated for three Academy Awards, for Laura (1944), Anatomy of a Murder (1959) and The Cardinal (1963). His impressive body of work also included The Moon Is Blue (1953), Carmen Jones (1954), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Saint Jones (1957), Porgy and Bess (1959), Exodus (1960), Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965), and Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970). As an actor, he is probably best remembered for his portrayals of Oberst von Scherbach in Stalag 17 (1953) and Mr. Freeze on T.V.'s "Batman" (1966).