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Deborah Kerr in 1954 movie445 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr, stunned from the explosion of a World War Two flying bomb, wends her way through the rubble-strewn London streets after saying goodbye to her lover in this scene from David E.Rose's 1954 film 'The End of the Affair'. She co-starred with Van Johnson and John Mills in the David Lewis production for Columbia Pictures.
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Deborah Kerr and daughters478 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is seen with her daughters Melanie, then aged nine, and Francesca, six, arriving in New York on September 4 1958 after a holiday in England. Deborah was on her way to the West indies to work on a new picture. Photo by United Press.
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Deborah Kerr and family478 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is seen with her first husband, Squadron Leader Tony Bartley, and their children Melanie, then aged five, and Francesca, aged two, on board the liner Queen Mary on June 9 1954, about to sail from New York to England for her first visit home since her triumphs in 'From Here To Eternity' and 'Tea and Sympathy'. Photo by United Press.
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The King and I354 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner in a scene from the 1956 20th Century Fox movie The King and I, which won five Oscars. It was a much acclaimed film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a widow who accepts a job as a live-in governess of the King of Siam's children.
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The King and I361 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner in a scene from the 1956 20th Century Fox movie The King and I, which won five Oscars. It was a much acclaimed film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a widow who accepts a job as a live-in governess of the King of Siam's children.
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Deborah Kerr and daughters446 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is pictured at a railway station with her daughters Melanie and Francesca. Image circa 1978.
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Deborah Kerr and family527 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 Peter Viertel526 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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Gaby Fay and Jean Clyde491 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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Jack and the Entertainers424 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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Jack Buchanan393 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 Buchanan346 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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