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Deborah Kerr and family710 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.Nov 09, 2011
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Jack Buchanan567 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.Aug 16, 2011
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Deborah Kerr627 viewsA glamour shot of Helensburgh-born film star Deborah Kerr. Image circa 1950.Aug 09, 2011
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Deborah Kerr and family898 viewsHelensburgh-born film and theatre star Deborah Kerr pictured with her first husband, Battle of Britain pilot Squadron Leader Tony Bartley, and their daughters Francesca (left) and Melanie. Image circa 1956.Jun 10, 2011
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Deborah Kerr in gown665 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.Jun 01, 2011
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Deborah Kerr and Elizabeth Taylor690 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.May 24, 2011
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Deborah Kerr with her daughters793 viewsHelensburgh-born film and theatre star Deborah Kerr pictured with her daughters Francesca (left) and Melanie. Image circa 1957.May 19, 2011
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Deborah Kerr in 'The Arrangement'653 viewsHelensburgh-born star of film and theatre Deborah Kerr is seen in an emotional scene from the 1969 film 'The Arrangement', based on the best-selling novel by Elia Kazan. She portrayed the unhappy wife of an advertising executive who had left her for another woman, co-starring with Kirk Douglas and Faye Dunaway.May 19, 2011
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Jack Buchanan and Martine Carol624 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.Jan 22, 2011
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Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr685 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.Jan 30, 2010
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Master Joe Petersen888 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.Dec 31, 2009
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Deborah Kerr aged 32632 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.Dec 06, 2009
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