EILEEN HERLIE

EILEEN HERLIE. Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 matte finish black and white head and shoulders portrait by Vivienne, boldly signed to the bottom border in blue fountain pen. Very fine condition. The British actress, who achieved success (and several Tony nominations) for her stage work, played Gertrude opposite Laurence Olivier in his 1948 film version of Hamlet, and reprised the role opposite Richard Burton on stage in the 1964 Broadway production, which was also filmed. In the final three decades of her life she found a comfortable sinecure playing the role of Myrtle Fargate on the daytime soap opera, “All My Children, ” appearing in nearly 700 eposides and garnering three daytime Emmy nominations along the way.

$20