Lot 51: John Gielgud Hand Signed Photo...Oscar Winning Actor
21 October 2016
Worcester, MA, USALive Auction
Description: 5x7 black and white photo which is hand signed in black ink in 1987...Sir Arthur John Gielgud OM CH (/ˈɡiːlɡʊd/; 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century. A member of the Terry family theatrical dynasty, he gained his first paid acting work as a junior member of his cousin Phyllis Neilson-Terry's company in 1922. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art he worked in repertory theatre and in the West End before establishing himself at the Old Vic as an exponent of Shakespeare in 1929–31.