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Deborah Kerr and the Queen502 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr curtseys to HM The Queen at the royal premiere of 'Kramer vs Kramer' in London in 1979, watched by Stewart Granger. Neither appeared in the film.
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Deborah Kerr in costume397 viewsDeborah Kerr wearing a costume designed by Edith Head for the 1952 Paramount movie 'Thunder in the East', a war drama set during India's first years of independence from Britain. Steve Gibbs (Alan Ladd) lands his armaments-loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich, and falls in love with Joan Willoughby (Deborah Kerr), the blind daughter of a parson. Also starring Charles Boyer.
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Deborah Kerr and Peter Viertel368 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is pictured with her second husband, the German-born, Californian-educated author and screenwriter Peter Viertel, arriving at the Standard British Film Awards in London in the early 1970s.
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Deborah Kerr at home426 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr and her second husband, writer Peter Viertel, at their home in Klosters, Switzerland. Image date unknown.
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Deborah Kerr aged 32331 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr pictured in July 1954 at the age of 32 during filming of 'The End of the Affair' in which she co-starred with Peter Cushing and Van Johnson.
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Deborah Kerr337 viewsA 1963 autographed photo of Deborah Kerr, unusual in that is signed only 'Deborah'.
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Master Joe Petersen527 viewsMaster Joe Petersen, billed as 'The Phenomenal Boy Singer', was in fact Mary O'Rourke, born at 6 Maitland Street, Helensburgh, on July 26 1913, the 12th of 14 children of Hannah O’Rourke and her Irish mason’s labourer husband Joseph, who were married in the town on September 16 1892. As Joe, she rose to become a British and continental recording star from 1933 to 42, and in her later years remained a stage favourite in Scotland until she died of bronchitis in Glasgow on Christmas Eve 1964 at the age of 51. Image copyright Herald and Times, Glasgow.
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Morven Christie763 viewsAn autographed photo of Helensburgh-born stage, TV and screen actress Morven Christie. The former ski instructor has appeared for the Royal Shakespeare Company, in films such as 'House of 9' with Denis Hopper, 'The Flying Scotsman' with Johnny Lee Miller, and 'The Young Victoria" with Emily Blunt, and on TV in 'Harley Street', 'Teachers', and 'Monday Monday'.
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Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr328 viewsA Front of House Lobby Card featuring Burt Lancaster and Helensburgh film star Deborah Kerr in the MGM production of 'The Gypsy Moths'. A 1969 American film, directed by John Frankenheimer, it was based on the novel of the same name by James Drought. It is the story of three barnstorming skydivers and their effect on a midwestern American town. At the time, the sport of skydiving was in its infancy.
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Jack Buchanan and Martine Carol335 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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Deborah Kerr and Elizabeth Taylor367 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr and her second husband, writer Peter Viertal, are seen with Elizabeth Taylor and her husband Richard Burton on board carts at New York's Kennedy Airport on November 15 1967 on their way to Los Angeles. This Associated Press wirephoto has been slightly touched up for publication to ensure that the couples stand out from the dark background.
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Deborah Kerr in gown342 viewsHelensburgh screen and stage star Deborah Kerr pictured in a beautiful gown. The circumstances are not known, so any information would be welcomed by the editor of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust website. Image circa 1950.
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