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Deborah Kerr CBE359 viewsAn autographed studio shot of Oscar-winning Helensburgh film and stage star Deborah Kerr CBE, who died in Suffolk on October 16 2007 at the age of 86.
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Deborah in 'The King and I'389 viewsOscar-winning Helensburgh film and stage star Deborah Kerr CBE, who died in Suffolk on October 16 2007 at the age of 86, autographed this picture of her in costume for the musical ‘The King and I' to a friend called Richard with the words “With sincere good thoughts”.
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Jack Buchanan285 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 Buchanan322 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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Deborah Kerr and family421 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 Spencer Tracy365 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr and Spencer Tracy in a scene from George Kukor's 1949 drama 'Edward My Son', a Broadway stage hit successfully transferred to the screen. It tells the story of a man who will commit any crime in order to make his son a success, even driving away his wife in the process. The movie was adapted by Donald Ogden Stewart from the play by Noel Langley and Robert Morley, and won Deborah an Academy best actress award nomination.
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Andy Clyde390 viewsFilm actor Andy Clyde was brought up in Helensburgh where his family had a grocers shop on West Princes Street. Son of a Scottish theatrical producer/manager, he joined his siblings David and Jean on stage in childhood. He went to the States in the early 1920s to join producer Mack Sennett's roster of comedians. An expert at makeup, Clyde played a variety of roles, from city slickers to unshaven bums. He appeared as California, comic sidekick to western star William Boyd, in the Hopalong Cassidy westerns.
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Buchanan and MacDonald346 viewsHelensburgh-born entertainer Jack Buchanan with co-star Jeanette MacDonald in this 1930 Paramount Pictures movie publicity shot for the Ernst Lubitsch production of 'Monte Carlo'. She is saying: “I'll never let him go away again — never.”
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Jack Buchanan282 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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Jack Buchanan269 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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Buchanan and Astaire336 viewsIn 1953, the top UK and US song-and-dance men met in The Band Wagon. Helensburgh man Jack Buchanan and Fred Astaire's duet, "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan", and their clever version, with Nanette Fabray, of "Triplets" fame, made this one of MGM's most acclaimed musical films, and the pinnacle of Buchanan's career.
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Jack Buchanan266 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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