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Deborah Kerr and daughter1100 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.Sep 26, 2008
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Young Jack Buchanan858 viewsEntertainer and film star Jack Buchanan pictured as a boy in 1900. He is with the Rev John Baird, father of TV inventor John Logie Baird, his childhood friend whom he later backed financially and who lived across the road in West Argyle Street.Sep 24, 2008
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Jack Buchanan637 viewsA 1930 studio 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.Sep 23, 2008
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Jack and the Entertainers729 viewsHelensburgh-born Jack Buchanan (1891-1957), a major UK musical comedy, revue and film star, choreographer, director, producer and manager, demonstrates his disarming, casual style, with fellow members of the 'Helensburgh Entertainers' in 1926.Sep 23, 2008
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Deborah Kerr CBE907 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.Sep 23, 2008
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Deborah Kerr CBE721 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.Sep 23, 2008
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Deborah in 'The King and I'757 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”.Sep 23, 2008
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Jack Buchanan781 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.Sep 23, 2008
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Jack Buchanan680 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.Jul 20, 2008
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Deborah Kerr and family966 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.Feb 12, 2008
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Deborah Kerr and Spencer Tracy793 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.Feb 12, 2008
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Andy Clyde920 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.Dec 30, 2007
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