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Jack Buchanan

Walter John "Jack" Buchanan (2 April 1891 – 20 October 1957) was a Scottish theatre and film actor, singer, dancer, producer and director. He was known for three decades as the embodiment of the debonair man-about-town in the tradition of George Grossmith Jr., and was described by The Times as "the last of the knuts." He is best known in America for his role in the classic Hollywood musical The Band Wagon in 1953.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 2, 1891 (Helensburgh), Died October 20, 1957 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W141271 10-in. 11/17/1925 A cup of coffee, a sandwich and you Jack Buchanan ; Gertrude Lawrence Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W141295 10-in. 11/20/1925 Gigolette Jack Buchanan Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia 76182 12-in. approximately July 1918 Any little things Philip Braham ; Jack Buchanan ; Comedy Theatre Orchestra ; Phyllis Monkman Vocal duet with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 76183 12-in. approximately July 1918 Gnee 'ah Philip Braham ; Jack Buchanan ; Comedy Theatre Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 76184 12-in. approximately July 1918 The special cop Philip Braham ; Jack Buchanan ; Comedy Theatre Orchestra ; Phyllis Monkman Vocal duet with orchestra vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Buchanan, Jack," accessed January 23, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109265.

Buchanan, Jack. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109265.

"Buchanan, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 23 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109265

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