CICELY COURTNEIDGE AUTOGRAPH


Dame Cicely Courtneidge DBE was born April 1, 1893 – died April 26, 1980. Cicely Courtneidge was an English actress and comedian. She starred in slapstick comedies like Falling for You (1933) and Soldiers of the King (1934), and she performed regularly on stage in the United Kingdom. She also gave performances in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1930s. She made many appearances in film, including in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965). She also played the role of “Mum” in the first series of the London Weekend Television comedy On the Buses, opposite Reg Varney and Anna Karen. After a long career devoted entirely to comedy roles and revue sketches, she gave a touching dramatic performance in the film The L-Shaped Room as an elderly lesbian, wistfully recalling her career as a music-hall performer.She also received acclaime as Madame Arcati in the musical High Spirits, based on Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. Courtneidge was featured on a number of cigarette cards: Gallaher #37 – Cicely Courtneidge and Frank Atkinson in Me and Marlborough; Ardath, Film Stage & Radio Stars 1935; W.D & H.O Wills’s #88 – Wills Famous Film Stars, 1934/35; and Godfrey Phillips #16 – Stars of British Films Australian Issue (1934). One of her last appearances was in a Royal Gala Performance at the Chichester Festival Theatre in June 1977, celebrating the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. The performance was called God Save The Queen! and had an all-star cast, including Ingrid Bergman, Wendy Hiller, Flora Robson, Diana Rigg, Penelope Keith, Siân Phillips, Keith Michell, Alfred Marks and Courtneidge. The performance was attended by Princess Alexandra. Original Cicely Courtneidge Autograph, signed on a page from an Autograph Book. Approx. size 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 Inches. Reverse side has the Autographes of Will Fyffe & Debroy Somers Hippodrome. You also receive the Black & White Internet Print. Regular Price – $ 125.00 / Sale Price – $ 48.95.

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