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Deanna Durbin Overview:

Legendary actress, Deanna Durbin, was born Edna Mae Durbin on Dec 4, 1921 in Winnipeg, Canada. Durbin died at the age of 91 on Apr 20, 2013 in Neauphle-le-Ch?teau , France .

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Deanna Durbin's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #43 on Feb 7, 1938. Durbin was never nominated for an Academy Award. However she won one Honorary Award in 1938 (with Mickey Rooney) for their significant contribution in bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth, and as juvenile players setting a high standard of ability and achievement.

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Christmas Holiday (1944): A and Gene Kelly Noir

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 25, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Christmas Holiday begins as a movie we’ve probably seen before countless times. A returning G.I. (Dean Harens)?is getting ready for some Christmas leave except our star is as stiff as cardboard and that comes before he gets the sobering news. The girl he was intent on marrying has duped him to... Read full article


Sings Silent Night

By KC on Dec 24, 2018 From Classic Movies

I never miss watching this scene from Lady on a Train (1945) on Christmas Eve. 's version of Silent Night is so soothing and full of the wonder of the season. Whatever you believe. Wherever you are tonight. I wish you peace and joy.... Read full article


10 Things You May Not Know About

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 9, 2018 From Classic Movie Man

10 Things You May Not Know About (1921 – 2013) was one of the biggest stars of the 1930s and 1940s. She had an international fan club that was the largest in the world. With her beautiful soprano voice and genuine charm on screen, Durbin endeared herself to a g... Read full article


Sings Silent Night

By KC on Dec 24, 2017 From Classic Movies

The Christmas spirit always truly envelopes me when I hear sing Silent Night. I watch this scene from Lady on a Train (1945) every year, because it gives me a feeling of peace that I feel should be a part of the season, but because of the chaos of celebration and preparation often isn... Read full article


in “First Love” #OCanadaBlogathon

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 3, 2017 From Classic Movie Man

in “First Love” #OCanadaBlogathon This is my third time participating in the O Canada blogathon. It’s also my third time writing about . If you visit my blog, you’ll realize that my love for Durbin runs deep. She was an international star who h... Read full article


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Deanna Durbin Quotes:

[Doctor Harvey disposes of Jonathan Sr.'s forbidden cigar]
Jonathan Reynolds: Hey, that's a two-dollar cigar!
Dr. Harvey: Where'd you get it?
Anne Terry: Don't look at me - I smoke a pipe.


Harry Loren: Dad was a lawyer. He always wanted to be a musician - you should have heard him play the cello! But his father made him be a lawyer. They were all lawyers, his father, his grandfather - his great-grandfather was a pirate too. They hanged him in Jamaica. I guess that's why Dad never liked to wear a necktie.
Penny Craig: We had a grandfather who was a horse thief.
Dorothy Craig: A great-great-grandfather, Penny. And he didn't really steal the horses.
Kay Craig: And they didn't hang him.
Penny Craig: 'Cause they couldn't catch him.


[last lines]
Jonathan Reynolds Jr.: All right, I'm sorry I pinched you.
Anne Terry: Honest?
Jonathan Reynolds Jr.: Hm-hmm.
Anne Terry: You'll never do it again?
Jonathan Reynolds Jr.: Never.
Anne Terry: Promise?
Jonathan Reynolds Jr.: Hm-hmm.
[Jonny leans forward as if to kiss Anne]
Anne Terry: JONNY!


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Deanna Durbin Facts
In 1941, Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini published an open letter to Durbin in his official newspaper, "Il Popolo", asking her to intercede with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on behalf of American youth to dissuade him from becoming involved in Word War II. She didn't.

In Italy, all her films were dubbed by either Rosetta Calavetta or Lidia Simoneschi.

Has an older sister, Edith, a teacher.

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