Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0059312: MARGARET WYCHERLY

IMPOSSIBLE to find handwritten, signed quotation on a roughly 2x6-inch tan slip, taken from one of the best-loved scenes in 1941's Sargent York, in which she is shown saying grace: "The last part of 'Ma York's' grace / 'And help us to be beholden to nobody - Amen.' / Margaret Wycherly." In fine condition for its age, with a square of toning to the left area. One-of-a-kind English-born stage and screen character actress Margaret Wycherly excelled at portraying menacing, rotten-to-the-core older women. In 1929, with the advent of sound pictures, she recreated her celebrated stage role as phony clairvoyant Madame Rosalie La Grange in Tod Browning's The Thirteenth ChairTwelve years later, she snagged an Oscar nomination for the role of Gary Cooper's mother in Sergeant York (1941), and, in 1949, she dazzled in the plum role of psychopathic Ma Jarrett, opposite James Cagney, in the gangster classic White Heat