Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00555: RUTH WARRICK

Peachy 8x10-inch black and white glossy portrait in her prime, boldly signed in blue marker in the 1980s.  In very fine condition.  The reserved, aristocratic model-turned-character actress was hand-selected by Orson Welles to play his first wife, Emily Monroe Norton, in Citizen Kane (1941).  She went on to appear in nearly two dozen films, mostly B-level melodramas and rugged adventures, proving equally adept at playing stoic, altruistic wives and controlling, tightly-wound neurotics.  Of particular note was her performance in the classic noir Journey Into Fear in 1943.  In later years, Warrick landed the plum role of the obnoxiously wealthy, viper-tongued, manipulative and meddlesome Pine Valley grande dame Phoebe Wallingford on T.V.'s "All My Children", holding court from 1970 until her death in 2005.