• Walter Pidgeon

A page from an autograph album with a fountain pen signature by Walter Pidgeon (1897-1984), the American actor who started out making silent films in the 1920s. However, he became a huge star with the arrival of talkies, thanks to his singing voice, and became chiefly associated with musicals; however, when the public grew weary of them, his career began to falter. It was not until he starred in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture How Green Was My Valley (1941) that his popularity rebounded. He then starred opposite Greer Garson in Blossoms in the Dust (1941), Mrs. Miniver (1942) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor) and its sequel, The Miniver Story in 1950. He was also nominated in 1944 for Madame Curie, again opposite Garson. His partnership with her continued throughout the 1940s and into the 1950s with Mrs. Parkington (1944), Julia Misbehaves (1948), That Forsyte Woman (1949), and finally Scandal at Scourie (1953).

Walter Pidgeon

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