Here is an extremely rare very early vintage original autographed page of actress Esther Dale (1885 – 1961), from 1936. Last image pulled from online shows Dale. Known for The Awful Truth, Holiday Affair, The Mortal Storm, Mr. Smith, Blackmail, The Women, Dead End, Fury. Esther Dale was an American actress of the stage and screen, best known perhaps for her role as Aunt Genevieve in the 1935 Shirley Temple vehicle, Curly Top. Dale’s first film was Crime Without Passion (1934) in an uncredited role. She was a familiar face in films of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, frequently playing stern, authoritarian characters such as prison matrons and head nurses, although she was equally adept at playing grande dames and ladies of the upper class. She played Birdie Hicks in the Ma and Pa Kettle films The Egg and I (1947), Ma and Pa Kettle (1949), Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952), and Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955). Dale played many roles in television over the years. In 1957, she appeared in the 1957 Maverick episode “According to Hoyle” opposite James Garner. That same year, she guest-starred in the TV Western series Wagon Train, playing Grandma Birch, in the episode “The Julie Gage Story”. The Thrill Seeker (1961)… Will Success Spoil Dobie’s Mother? Grandma (as Ester Dale). Live Alone and Like It (1960)… Girl with a Secret (1960)… Woman at Picnic (uncredited). 1960Lock Up (TV Series). Flying High (1960)… 1959The Alaskans (TV Series). Big Deal (1959)… 1959The Donna Reed Show (TV Series). Miss Lovelace Comes to Tea (1959)… 1959The Sound and the Fury. 1958M Squad (TV Series). The Frightened Wife (1958)… 1957Wagon Train (TV Series). The Julie Gage Story (1957)… According to Hoyle (1957)… Burst of Violence (1956). 1956Studio 57 (TV Series). The Great Wide World (1956)… 1956Big Town (TV Series). Country Editor (1956). 1956TV Reader’s Digest (TV Series). The Case of the Uncertain Hand (1956)… 1954Public Defender (TV Series). Road to Nowhere (1954)… 1954The Ray Milland Show (TV Series). Civic Improvement (1954)… 1954Four Star Playhouse (TV Series). The Bad Streak (1954)… 1953Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series). Fresh Start (1953)… 1953The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series). A Tale of Two Cities: Part 2 (1953)… A Tale of Two Cities: Part 1 (1953)… 1953Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki. The Nobles (1952)… 1952Cavalcade of America (TV Series). All’s Well with Lydia (1952)… 1952Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair. 1951Too Young to Kiss. Aunt Martha Robertson (uncredited). 1951The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series). Dear Amanda (1951). 1950No Man of Her Own. 1949Ma and Pa Kettle. 1948A Song Is Born. 1947/IThe Egg and I. 1945Out of This World. Caroline Bird, aka Anna Robbins. 1943Murder in Times Square. 1942A Letter from Bataan (Short). 1942I Married an Angel. 1942Maisie Gets Her Man. Myra McIntyre, Elsie’s Mother (uncredited). 1942Ten Gentlemen from West Point. 1942You’re Telling Me. 1942Blondie Goes to College. Carrie Dill, the Landlady (uncredited). 1941Aloma of the South Seas. 1940Blondie Has Servant Trouble. Mason – Landlady (uncredited). 1940And One Was Beautiful. 1940Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Lincoln’s Cook (uncredited). 1939A Child Is Born. Miss Brown – Orphanage Secretary (uncredited). 1939Made for Each Other. Annie – Cook #1 (uncredited). 1939How to Sub-Let (Short). 1939The Great Man Votes. Forewoman in Factory (uncredited). Clara Glover, Head Matron. 1937On Such a Night. 1936The Case Against Mrs. 1936The Farmer in the Dell. 1935I Dream Too Much. 1935I Live My Life. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Cards & Papers”. The seller is “pengang” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Cards & Paper
- Industry: Movies