Deanna Durbin (b. 1921)
Soprano-voiced singing star of One Hundred Men and a Girl, which actually is not an adult film.
Left Hollywood, at age 27, in 1948. Never returned. Been there, done that.
Signed to MGM at age 14. Competed for parts with fellow studio kid Judy Garland (1936).
Costarred with Garland in the 1936 short, Every Sunday, essentially an audition reel to help MGM brass decide which teen-aged singing star to keep. MGM opted for Garland; Universal signed Durbin.
Universal didn't necessarily get the worse end of the deal: Durbin became the studio's top draw in the 1940s.
Presented, at age 17, with a pint-sized Oscar, known then as the Juvenile Oscar (1939).
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