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Morven Christie1055 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'.
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Master Joe Petersen749 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.
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Deborah Kerr and daughter821 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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Deborah Kerr at home671 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 and Ginger686 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 with Gregory Peck790 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 Kerr and Peter Viertel584 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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Jean Clyde and Sir Harry Lauder545 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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Andy and Jean Clyde497 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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Jack Buchanan456 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 Buchanan420 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 Buchanan420 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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