McGuire, Dorothy

Signed & inscribed lovely portrait of the noted stage, radio, film and television actress

Price: $40.00

Description:
(1916-2001) American actress nominated for the 1947 Best Actress Oscar for “Gentleman’s Agreement” and won the 1956 National Board of Review Award for Best Actress for “Friendly Persuasion”. She began her acting career on the stage at the Omaha Community Playhouse. McGuire was a member of the cast of “Big Sister“ and “Joyce Jordan, M.D.” on radio and also appeared in “This is My Best” (“Miracle in the Rain”)”, “Screen Directors Playhouse” (“The Spiral Staircase”), and in “Hamlet”, “A Doll’s House”, and “Our town” on “Theatre Guild on the Air.” On Broadway, she starred in the domestic comedy “Claudia”. Brought to Hollywood by producer David O. Selznick on the strength of her stage performance, McGuire starred in her debut film, “Claudia”, a film adaptation of her Broadway success. Her screen performance was popular with both the public and critics, and it was the catalyst for a sequel, “Claudia and David” and other film roles. By 1945, at 29, she played the mother in “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” and was nominated for the 1947 Best Actress Oscar for “Gentleman’s Agreement”. Other notable films include: “Till the end of Time”, “The Enchanted Cottage”, “A Summer Place”, “Three Coins in the Fountain”, “Friendly Persuasion”, “Old Yeller”, “Swiss Family Robinson”, “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, and “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.” She had a long Hollywood career owing to her versatility, from taut melodramas to light frothy comedies. On screen thru the 60s, she did TV series and movie work to 1990, incl. “Highway to Heaven”, “St. Elsewhere”, and “Rich Man, Poor Man”. ISP,10 x 8 b&w glossy MGM fan photo publicity portrait.

Condition: Good, some light wrinkling at left side
Type:Photograph






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