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Morven Christie854 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'.
Mr and Mrs Andy Clyde811 viewsMovie star Andy Clyde, one of three members of Helensburgh's Clyde family who made their names as actors, is pictured at home with his wife, former Mack Sennett bathing beauty Elsie Maud Tarran, on April 6 1934. He was an artist of no mean ability and often sketched his wife. The couple married on September 23 1932 in Ontario, San Bernadino, California. A son, John Allan, was born in 1935 but tragically died in 1944.
Deborah Kerr and daughter652 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.
Deborah Kerr with Gregory Peck594 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.
Master Joe Petersen593 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.
Deborah Kerr and the Queen588 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.
Deborah Kerr and family577 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.
Deborah and Ginger509 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.
Deborah Kerr with her daughters501 viewsHelensburgh-born film and theatre star Deborah Kerr pictured with her daughters Francesca (left) and Melanie. Image circa 1957.
Deborah Kerr at home501 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr and her second husband, writer Peter Viertel, at their home in Klosters, Switzerland. Image date unknown.
The King and I489 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr in a scene from the 1956 20th Century Fox movie The King and I, which won five Oscars. She starred with Yul Brynner in the 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.
Deborah Kerr CBE489 viewsA 1970 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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