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Actress, Singer

Deanna Durbin (born Edna Mae Durbin; December 4, 1921 – c. April 20, 2013) was a Canadian-born 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...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

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Universal Pictures top star in the 1940s where she was paid $400,000 per film. She is reported as the star who saved the company.


Her left hand suffered from an unidentified form of paralysis. In her films it is often hidden behind her body or in a pocket, or being held by the right hand. In publicity stills, the view is sometimes reversed so as to make the right hand appear as the left hand.

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."


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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)

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