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)
Claim to Fame: Three Smart Girls
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Deanna Durbin, who as a plucky child movie star with a sweet soprano voice charmed American audiences during the Depression and saved Universal Pictures from bankruptcy before she vanished from public view 64 years ago, has died, a fan club announced on Tuesday. She was 91.
In a newsletter, the Deanna Durbin Society said Ms. Durbin died “a few days ago,” quoting her son, Peter H. David, who thanked her admirers for respecting her privacy. No other details were given.
Ms. Durbin had remained determinedly out of public view since 1949, when she retired to a... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 1 year ago
By BOB THOMAS, Associated Press Writer Bob Thomas, Associated Press Writer
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LOS ANGELES – Kathryn Grayson, whose beauty and lilting soprano voice brightened such popular MGM musicals of the 1940s and 1950s as "Anchors Aweigh," "Show Boat" and "Kiss Me Kate," has died at age 88.
Grayson died Wednesday at her Los Angeles home, the actress` longtime secretary and companion, Sally Sherman, told The Associated Press.
"She just went to sleep and didn`t wake up," Sherman said Thursday.
Grayson`s youthful... Read More
Posted by crown022002 5 years ago
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.
Young girl gets a job at the White House as a switchboard operator and gets mixed up in politics.
"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."