Deanna Durbin2,661Photo Credit: CindyCelebs

Actress, Singer

Deanna Durbin (born Edna Mae Durbin; December 4, 1921 – c. April 20, 2013) was an American singer and actress, who appeared in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s, her singing voice being variously described as being light but full, sweet and unaffected. With the technical...Wikipedia

Age: 91 (age at death)
Born: 4th December, 1921, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: 30th April, 2013, Neauphle-le-Chateau, Yvelines, France
Height: 5' 1" (155 cm)
Nationality: Canadian
Claim to Fame: Three Smart Girls

view full details
Post a thought

Deanna Durbin has been romantically linked to:

View Past Relationships
powered by:
Deanna Durbin dating history

Who can be romantically linked to Deanna Durbin...and how closely?

(e.g. Deanna Durbin)

(e.g. Kevin Bacon)

 

She was the number one female box office star in Britain for the years 1939- 1942 inclusive. She was so popular that in 1942 a seven day "Deanna Durbin Festival" was held during which her films were screened exclusively on the Odeon Theatre Circuit throughout Britain, a feat that has never been duplicated for any other star. According to reports from the BBC over the past three decades, it receives more requests from the public for Durbin`s films and recordings, than for those of any other star of Hollywood`s Golden Age.

 

She was sought for the female leads of the original Broadway productions of both Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II`s "Oklahoma!" (1943) and Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe`s "My Fair Lady" (1956). Universal refused to loan her for Oklahoma! and she turned down the lead in My Fair Lady (after Lerner personally came to her home to audition the songs for her) because, as she said later, "I had my ticket for Paris in my pocket."

For the Love of Mary

For the Love of Mary (1948)

Young girl gets a job at the White House as a switchboard operator and gets mixed up in politics.

Up in Central Park
I'll Be Yours
Something in the Wind
Because of Him
 

"Just as Hollywood pin-up represents sex to dissatisfied erotics, so I represented the ideal daughter millions of fathers and mothers wished they had."

 

"I couldn`t go on forever being Little Miss Fixit who burst into song."

Community

view all posts
Deanna DurbinDeanna Durbin
view full chat window
3 comments
khellar - she could dance like nobody's business (3 years ago)
ziegfeldgirl1941 - Lovely! Deanna was cute but sort of awkward when she first started out but she grew up to be so beautiful! So talented and has a wonderful voice! If you don`t have a cd of her singing, I highly suggest it. I do and it is great fun! (5 years ago)
Marge Avants - Hi Deanna: I have admired you since the 40`s. You were always my ideal. In fact I even had an appointment with Andre DiSegrola for a tryout. My goal was to be able to sing just like you. However I went into dancing and now I am teaching tap. Thanks for the memories. (6 years ago)

Top Contributors

Deanna Durbin Popularity