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Jack Buchanan (I) (1891–1957)


Born in Scotland, Jack Buchanan made his stage acting debut in Britain in 1912, and on Broadway in 1924. Though he made his film debut in 1917 during the silent film era, Buchanan is probably best remembered for The Band Wagon (1953), co-starring with Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Nanette Fabray, James Mitchell, Oscar Levant and Robert Gist. ... See full bio »

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(age 66) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Band Wagon
The Band Wagon Jeffrey Cordova
(1953)
The Sky's the Limit
The Sky's the Limit Dave Harber
(1938)
As Long as They're Happy
(1955)
Break the News
Break the News Teddy Enton
(1938)

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 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 The French, They Are a Funny Race
Le Major Marmaduke Thompson
 1955 Josephine and Men
Uncle Charles Luton
 1955 As Long as They're Happy
John Bentley
 1953 As Long as They're Happy (TV Movie)
John Bentley
 1953 The Band Wagon
Jeffrey Cordova
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Gabriel von Eisenstein
- Gay Rosalinda (1950) ... Gabriel von Eisenstein
 1944 Some Like It Rough (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1940 Bulldog Sees It Through
'Bulldog' Bill Watson
 1940 The Middle Watch
Captain Maitland
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Forrest
John Forrest
 1938 The Sky's the Limit
Dave Harber
 1938 Break the News
Teddy Enton
 1937 Larceny Street
John Forrest
 1936 This'll Make You Whistle
Bill Hoppings
 1936 When Knights Were Bold
Sir Guy De Vere
 1935 Come Out of the Pantry
Lord Robert Brent
 1935 Brewster's Millions
Jack Brewster
 1933 That's a Good Girl
Jack Barrow
 1933 Yes, Mr. Brown
Nicholas Baumann
 1932 Magic Night
Captain Maximilian Schletoff
 1931 A Man of Mayfair
Lord William
 1930 Monte Carlo
Count Rudolph Farriere
 1929 Paris
Guy Pennell
 1928 Toni
Toni Marr / Marini
 1928 Confetti
Count Andrea Zorro
 1925 A Typical Budget (Short)
 1925 Bulldog Drummond's Third Round
Captain Hugh Drummond
 1925 Settled Out of Court
The Husband
 1925 The Happy Ending
Captain Dale Conway
 1923 The Audacious Mr. Squire
Tom Squire
 1919 Her Heritage
Bob Hales
 1917 Auld Lang Syne
Vane
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Other Works:

He performed in Robert Nesbitt's revue, "Fine Feathers", at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England with Ethel Revnell, Billy Nelson, Max Kirby, Douglas Wakefield, Don Kenito and Marqueez in the cast. Val Parnell was the director. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

In December 1930, he opened, with his partner Walter Gibbons, the Leicester Square Theatre. This venue was bombed out during the war and Buchanan lost a sizeable amount of money as a result. However, he went on to manage the Garrick Theatre in 1946. See more »

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Aries

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