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Jack Buchanan and Martine Carol321 viewsHelensburgh-born film and stage star Jack Buchanan is seen with Martine Carol in the 1955 Preston Sturges comedy film “The French They Are A Funny Race”, based on the bestseller “The Notebooks of Major Thompson” by Pierre Daninos. Jack played Major Thompson in this spoof on the personality traits of the French.
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Jack Buchanan270 viewsA studio photo of a youthful Jack Buchanan, the Helensburgh-born international entertainer and Hollywood film star. Born on April 2 1891, he grew up in the town and was a great friend of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He died on October 20 1957 at the age of 66.
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Jack Buchanan262 viewsAn autographed photograph of Helensburgh-born Jack Buchanan, the international entertainer and Hollywood film star. Born on April 2 1891, he grew up in the town and was a great friend of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He died on October 20 1957 at the age of 66. Image date unknown.
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Jack Buchanan257 viewsAn autographed photo of Helensburgh-born Jack Buchanan, the international entertainer and Hollywood film star. Born on April 2 1891, he grew up in the town and was a great friend of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He died on October 20 1957 at the age of 66.
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Jack Buchanan252 viewsA 1930 studio photo of Helensburgh-born Jack Buchanan, the international entertainer and Hollywood film star. Born on April 2 1891, he grew up in the town and was a great friend of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He died on October 20 1957 at the age of 66.
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Jack Buchanan219 viewsThis cartoon of Helensburgh-born Jack Buchanan, the international entertainer and Hollywood film star, was the work of Kilcreggan man Archie Lindsay, a partner in architects Lancelot H.Ross & Lindsay and also a prolific cartoonist whose work appeared in several Scottish national newspapers. Jack Buchanan was born on April 2 1891, grew up in the town, and was a great friend of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He died on October 20 1957 at the age of 66.
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Jack Buchanan290 viewsThe great entertainer from Helensburgh pictured signing autographs at London's Waterloo Station on September 25 1937. He was on his way to New York to appear with Evelyn Laye in a musical comedy.
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Jack and the Entertainers308 viewsHelensburgh-born Jack Buchanan (1891-1957), a major UK musical comedy, revue and film star, choreographer, director, producer and manager, demonstrates his disarming, casual style, with fellow members of the 'Helensburgh Entertainers' in 1926.
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Gaby Fay and Jean Clyde352 viewsHelensburgh stage star Jean Clyde (right) pictured with her sister-in-law, Birmingham-born character actress Dorothy Fay Hammerton, was the wife of Jean's actor and director brother David. In 1936, two years after the couple moved to Hollywood, she made her screen debut billed as Gaby Fay. She changed her stage name to Fay Holden, and for the next two decades played supporting roles in numerous films, frequently cast as a warm, devoted mother. She retired in 1958.
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Deborah Kerr and Peter Viertel387 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr with her second husband, the German-born, Californian-educated author and screenwriter Peter Viertel, photographed in their home in Klosters, Switzerland, in September 1964 four years after their marriage. She died in England on October 16 2007, and he died 19 days later on November 4 in Marbella, Spain, where they had a second home.
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Deborah Kerr and family375 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr and her first husband, Battle of Britain pilot Squadron Leader Tony Bartley, and their daughter Melanie Jane attend the premiere of John Houston's 1957 movie 'Heaven Knows, Mr Allison', in which she starred with Robert Mitchum. It tells the story of a marine and a nun, both shipwrecked on a Pacific island, who find solace in one another as they wait out the war. The couple married in 1945 and divorced in 1959.
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Deborah Kerr and daughters187 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is pictured at a railway station with her daughters Melanie and Francesca. Image circa 1978.
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