Date of Death: Apr 30, 2013
Cause(s) of Death: Not Known
Deanna Durbin (born Edna Mae Durbin, December 4, 1921) is a Canadian-born, Southern California-raised retired singer and actress, who appeared in a number of musical films in the 1930s and 1940s singing standards as well as operatic arias. Durbin made her first film appearance in 1936 with Judy Garland in Every Sunday, and subsequently signed a contract with Universal Studios. Her success as the ideal teenage daughter in films such as Three Smart Girls (1936) was credited with saving the studio from bankruptcy. In 1938 Durbin was awarded the Academy Juvenile Award. Later, as she matured, Durbin grew dissatisfied with the girl-next-door roles assigned to her, and attempted to portray a more womanly and sophisticated style. The film noir Christmas Holiday (1944) and the whodunit Lady on a Train (1945) were, however, not as well received as her musical-comedies and romances had been. Durbin withdrew from Hollywood and retired from acting and singing in 1949. She married film producer-director Charles Henri David in 1950, and the couple moved to a farmhouse in the outskirts of Paris. Since then she has withdrawn from public life, but was immortalized for withdrawing by Tom Lehrer in
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Now Playing Deanna Durbin - It's Raining Sunbeams https://t.co/uyn8w2MdIq https://t.co/ZcbaV4UZ1r
@mystic_cat @Scarletwe can all opine. I think k lunches sound like Deanna Durbin.
@PrisonPlanet My mother used to sing like Deanna Durbin.
RT @Musicalgems5: The lovely Deanna Durbin with Franchot Tone from the musical comedy 'His Butler's Sister' (1943) https://t.co/47oifjTP8R