ROBERT PRESTON JOSEPH COTTEN LP SIGNED AUTOGRAPH TALES FROM THE GREAT BOOK 1958
THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY ROBERT PRESTON AND JOSEPH COTTEN...
TAKES FROM THE GREAT BOOK(RCA LBY 1014)MOSES AS TOLD BY JOSEPH COTTEN/JOSHUA AS TOLD BY ROBERT PRESTON. RELEASED IN 1958. BACK PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY JOSEPH COTTEN AND ROBERT PRESTON. CONDITION OF THE VINYL,COVER, AND AUTOGRAPHS IS VERY GOOD.
Robert Preston (June 8, 1918 – March 21, 1987) was an American award-winning actor.
Preston appeared in many Hollywood films, predominantly Westerns, but is probably best remembered for his portrayal of "Professor" Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production (1957). In 1974, he starred opposite Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical "Mack and Mabel" as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director.
In 1961, Preston was asked to make a recording as part of a program by the President's Council on Physical Fitness to get schoolchildren to do more daily exercise. The song, "Chicken Fat," written by Meredith Willson and performed by Preston with full orchestral accompaniment, was distributed to schools across the nation and played for students in calisthenics every morning. The song later became a surprise novelty hit and a part of many baby-boomers' childhood memories.
Although he was not known for his singing voice, Preston appeared in several other stage and film musicals, notably Mame (1974) and Victor/Victoria (1982), for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His last role in a theatrical film was in The Last Starfighter, in which he played intergalactic con man/military recruiter "Centauri." Preston said he based the character of Centauri on Professor Harold Hill. He also starred in the HBO 1985 movie "Finnegan Begin Again" along with Mary Tyler Moore. His final role was in the TV movie Outrage! (1986).
Joseph Cheshire Cotten (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) was an American actor of stage and screen. He was perhaps best known for his collaborations with Orson Welles, which included Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Magnificent Ambersons and Journey Into Fear, which Cotten wrote, and for his work with Alfred Hitchcock. He received his start on Broadway, starring in the original productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair, and became a recognizable Hollywood star in his own right with films such as Shadow of a Doubt and Portrait of Jennie.