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“Genuine Hand Signed Cheque”
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|Seller notes:||“Genuine Hand Signed Cheque”|
HAND SIGNED CHEQUE TO THE VALUE OF $150.00
UNDERWRITERS TRUST COMPANY 1340 SIXTH AVENUE NEW YORK
CHEQUE No. 15
MADE PAYABLE TO “ CASH ”
DATED: 3RD MAY 1957
Note: This is an original/genuine/authentic hand signed cheque by
Margaret Leighton which has been stamped on the front.
Note: This cheque is over 57 years old.
Please refer to the attached photo for the cheque details, or if you require further
assistance please do not hesitate to contact me via EBAY messenger service, whereupon I will
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A Very Rare, Collectable and Unique Item.
Margaret Leighton (26 February 1922 – 13 January 1976) was an English actress. She was known for her exquisite sense of grandeur and refinement. She created the role of Hannah Jelkes in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana.
Life and career
Born in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, Leighton made her stage debut as Dorothy in Laugh With Me (1938), which was also performed that year for BBC Television. She became a star of the Old Vic. Her Broadway debut was as the Queen in Henry IV (1946) starring Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson during a visit to America of the Old Vic company, which performed a total of five plays from its repertoire before returning to London.
After appearing in two British films, including the starring role of Flora MacDonald opposite David Niven in Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948), the tall willowy actress played second female lead in Alfred Hitchcock's Under Capricorn (1949) starring Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten and Michael Wilding. She starred with Walter Pidgeon in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer crime/mystery Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951).
Leighton had three husbands: publisher Max Reinhardt (married 1947-divorced 1955); actor Laurence Harvey (married 1957-divorced 1961); and actor Michael Wilding (married 1964-her death 1976). She had no children.
She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Separate Tables (1956); she won another Tony in that category for The Night of the Iguana (1962), playing the luminous Hannah Jelkes (a role played by Deborah Kerr on film) opposite Bette Davis's Maxine Faulk. Leighton was nominated for Best Actress in a Play for Much Ado About Nothing (1959) opposite John Gielgud and for Tchin-Tchin (1962) opposite Anthony Quinn.
She had a noteworthy list of TV appearances, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Ben Casey and Burke's Law. She won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama for Hamlet (1970). And she was nominated for an Emmy in 1966 for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama for four episodes of Dr. Kildare. Her last appearance on Broadway was as Birdie Hubbard in a revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes (1967) starring Anne Bancroft as Regina Giddens.
For her film role as Mrs. Maudsley in The Go-Between (1970), Leighton won the British BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received a BAFTA nomination for Best British Actress for her role as Valerie Carrington in Carrington V.C. (1955). She received a Hollywood Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for The Go-Between.
The Winslow Boy (1948) (British Lion Films) ... Catherine Winslow
Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948) (London Film Productions) ... Flora MacDonald
Under Capricorn (1949) (Warner Bros.) ... Milly
The Astonished Heart (1950) (General Film Distributors) ... Leonora Vail
The Elusive Pimpernel (1950) (British Lion Films) ... Marguerite Blakeney
Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951) (MGM) ... Sgt. Helen Smith
The Tempest (1952)...Ariel
Home at Seven (1952) (British Lion Films) ... Janet Preston
The Holly and the Ivy (1952) (London Film Productions) ... Margaret Gregory
The Teckman Mystery (1954) (Associated Artists Productions) ... Helen Teckman
The Good Die Young (1954) (United Artists) ... Eve Ravenscourt
Carrington V.C. (1955) (Kingsley-International Pictures) ... Valerie Carrington
The Constant Husband (1955) (British Lion Films) ... Miss Chesterman
The Passionate Stranger (1957) (British Lion Films) ... Judith Wynter/Leonie
The Sound and the Fury (film) (1959) (20th Century Fox) ... Caddy Compson
Waltz of the Toreadors (1962) (The Rank Organisation Film Productions) ... Emily Fitzjohn
The Third Secret (1964) (20th Century Fox)
The Best Man (1964) (United Artists) ... Alice Russell
The Loved One (1965) (MGM) ... Mrs. Helen Kenton
7 Women (1966) (MGM) ... Agatha Andrews
The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) (Warner Bros.) ... Constance, the Madwoman of Passy
The Go-Between (1970) (EMI Distribution) ... Mrs. Maudsley
Zee and Co. (1972) (Columbia) ... Gladys ... aka X, Y and Zee (USA)
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972) (MGM-EMI) ... Lady Melbourne
A Bequest to the Nation (1973) (Universal) ... Lady Frances Nelson
From Beyond the Grave (1973) (Warner Bros.) ... Madame Orloff in segment The Elemental
Galileo (1975) (The American Film Theatre) ... Elderly Court Lady
Trial by Combat (1976) (Combat-Warner Bros.) ... Ma Gore
Laugh With Me (1938) (BBC) ... Dorothy
As You Like It (1953) (BBC) ... Rosalind
All on her Own (1968) (BBC) ... Rosemary
An Ideal Husband (1969) (BBC) ... Mrs. Cheveley
Hamlet (1970) (NBC) ... Gertrude
The Upper Crusts (1973) (series) (ITV) ... Lady Seacroft
Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) (NBC) ... Francoise DuVal
Great Expectations (1974) (NBC) ... Miss Havisham
Space: 1999 (First Season, ep. "Collision Course") (1975) (ITC) ... Arra
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