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Deanna Durbin (b. 1921)

Then:
Soprano-voiced singing star of One Hundred Men and a Girl, which actually is not an adult film.

Now:
Paris-residing retiree.

FYI:

  • 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).

    Links:

  • The Deanna Durbin Page
  • Deanna Durbin Museum
  • IMDb.com credits


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