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Jack Buchanan303 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 Buchanan and Martine Carol357 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 Buchanan273 viewsInternationally acclaimed entertainer Jack Buchanan, who was born on April 2 1890 in Helensburgh, died on October 20 1957 in London. A major UK musical comedy, revue and film star, choreographer, director, producer and manager with a disarming, casual style, Buchanan had a 40 year career.

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Jack Buchanan271 viewsHelensburgh-born Jack Buchanan (1891-1957), a major UK musical comedy, revue and film star, choreographer, director, producer and manager, who was much associated with top hats and tails, in Paramount Studio publicity picture.
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Jack Buchanan285 viewsHelensburgh-born Jack Buchanan (1891-1957), a major UK musical comedy, revue and film star, choreographer, director, producer and manager, was much associated with top hats and tails. The name of the actress in this picture is not known.
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Andy and Jean Clyde335 viewsFilm star Andy Clyde and his sister, stage star Jean Clyde, who both spent much of their childhood in Helensburgh, pictured together outside the Mac Sennett Studios in August 1931 when Jean had a holiday with Andy in Hollywood.
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Jean Clyde and Sir Harry Lauder360 viewsStage star Jean Clyde from Helensburgh and her second husband Bill McQuaid with Sir Harry Lauder (left) taken in Skye, circa 1938 — three years after he announced his retirement, although he did entertain troops during the Second World War. Best remembered as the little tartan comic with the twisted walking stick, Sir Harry (August 4 1870—February 26 1950) was described by Sir Winston Churchill as "Scotland's greatest ever ambassador”.
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Deborah Kerr and Peter Viertel402 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 with Gregory Peck539 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr CBE is pictured with Gregory Peck, walking towards the Malibu shore when they were filming "Beloved Infidel” in 1959. Deborah played columnist Sheilah Graham and Peck novelist F.Scott Fitzgerald in the film based on Miss Graham's autobiography of the same name.
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Deborah and Ginger463 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr, on her first visit to Hollywood to make the 1947 film 'The Hucksters' with Clark Gable, met Ginger Rogers — a great admirer of her acting skill — one day when she visited the set to say hello. According to Metro-Goldwin-Mayer, Deborah insisted on having tea on the set every afternoon at four. Usually she entertained a visitor or invited members of the cast and crew to join her in her dressing room.
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Deborah Kerr at home454 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 and daughter599 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr and her eight month-old baby daughter Melanie Jane are filmed by proud dad Tony Bartley, her first husband, in this MGM publicity picture from 1949.
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