Lot 412: American Filmmaker Ron Howard Autograph

Lot 412: American Filmmaker Ron Howard Autograph

Est: $1,000 - $1,500

888 Auctions

September 12, 2019 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, CA

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Description: A Ron Howard autograph. Dedicated inscription reads, “All the Best, Ron Howard” in ink. Autograph was received by the current owner when she assisted with an interview while working for a Japanese newspaper in New York, circa 2001-2002. 24 x 15 cm (9.4 x 5.9 inches). Photograph not included in the lot. 24 x 15 cm (9.4 x 5.9 inches). PROVENANCE: Private American collection (Florida, United States).

Ronald William Howard (born 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard is best known for playing two high-profile roles in television sitcoms in his youth and directing a number of successful feature films later in his career. Howard first came to prominence playing young Opie Taylor, the son of Sheriff Andy Taylor (played by Andy Griffith), in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960 through 1968. During this time, he also appeared in the musical film The Music Man (1962) and the comedy film The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963). He also appeared in an episode of Land of the Giants 1968. In 1973, he played Steve Bolander in the classic coming of age film American Graffiti (1973). In 1974, Howard became a household name playing teenager Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days, continuing in the role for seven years.[1] Howard continued making films during this time, appearing in the western film The Shootist (1976) and the comedy film Grand Theft Auto (1977), which he also directed. In 1980, Howard left Happy Days to focus on directing. His films include the science-fiction/fantasy film Cocoon (1985), the historical docudrama Apollo 13 (1995) (earning him the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures), the biographical drama A Beautiful Mind (2001) (earning him the Academy Award for Best Director and Academy Award for Best Picture), the thriller The Da Vinci Code (2006), the historical drama Frost/Nixon (2008) (nominated for Best Director and Best Picture Academy Awards) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). Since 2003, Howard has narrated the Fox (later Netflix) comedy series Arrested Development, on which he also served as an executive producer and played a semi-fictionalized version of himself.

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By 888 Auctions

September 12, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Richmond Hill, ON, CA


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