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Macrae, (John) Duncan Graham (1905–1967), actor, was born on 20 August 1905 at 118 Kirkland Street, Maryhill, Glasgow, the fourth of the six children of James Macrae (1871–1945), a sergeant in the Glasgow police force, and his wife, Catherine Graham (1869–1938). He grew up in a strict Presbyterian background, rooted in the highland traditions of his grandparents, but in his later years religion only figured peripherally. Educated at ...

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(John) Duncan Graham Macrae (1905–1967) by William Crosbie, c. 1938 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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McMillan, Roderick Macaulay [Roddy] (1923–1979), actor and playwright, was born on 23 March 1923 in the Anderston district of Glasgow, the second of the two children of Duncan McMillan (1880–1964), a foreman docker, and Rachel Macaulay (1879–1935). Roddy McMillan was born into a Gaelic-speaking family—his father came from ...

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Murray, Charles Thomas McKinnon [Chic] (1919–1985), comedian and actor, was born on 6 November 1919 at 26 Duncan Street, Greenock, the only surviving child of William Irvine Murray (1879–1933), railway goods checker, and his wife, Isabella Forrest McKinnon (1882–1958). He left school at ...