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Deanna Durbin (born Edna Mae Durbin on December 4, 1921, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to English immigrant parents) was a popular young singer and actress in Hollywood films of the 1930s and 1940s. December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Area: 465. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... ... Film may refer to: photographic film a motion picture in academics, the study of motion pictures as an art form a thin skin or membrane, or any covering or coating, whether transparent or opaque a thin layer of liquid, either on a solid or liquid surface or free-standing Film...


Changing her name to Deanna Durbin at the commencement of her career, Durbin signed a contract with MGM in 1935 and made her first film appearance in a short subject Every Sunday with another contractee, Judy Garland. MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Judy Garland, circa 1943. ...


Durbin was released from her contract shortly thereafter as studio executive Louis B. Mayer felt he did not need two young female singers under contract. Hollywood legend has recorded that he instructed his staff to "drop the fat one" and that they had dismissed Durbin, misunderstanding that Mayer had in fact intended to terminate the contract of Garland. Louis Burt Mayer (July 4, 1882 – October 29, 1957) was an early film producer, generally cited as the creator of the star system within Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in its golden years. ...


Durbin was quickly signed to a contract with Universal Studios and made her first feature-length film Three Smart Girls in 1936. The huge success of her films were reported to have saved the studio from bankruptcy. In 1938 she received a special Academy Juvenile Award, along with Mickey Rooney. Such was Durbin's international fame and popularity that she was mentioned in Anne Frank's diary as a personal favorite. The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal, has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles and Burbank. ... Three Smart Girls is a 1936 musical comedy film. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... This award is officially called the Honorary Juvenile Award. ... Actor Mickey Rooney speaks at the Pentagon in 2000 during a ceremony honoring the USO. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr. ... Anne Frank Her handwriting, translated: This is a photo as I would wish myself to look all the time. ...


She married an actor, Vaughn Paul, in 1941 and they were divorced in 1943. Her second marriage, to producer Felix Jackson in 1945, produced a daughter, Jessica Louise Jackson, and ended in divorce in 1949. She also had an affair with Joseph Cotten, sixteen years her senior, which was publicized by Hedda Hopper, whose chair an understandably peeved Cotten kicked out from underneath her just as she was about to sit down at a Hollywood affair, to the applause of spectators. For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Hedda Hopper (May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist. ...


By the mid 1940s Durbin had tried to assume a more sophisticated film persona in such films as the film noir Christmas Holiday (1944) and the whodunnit Lady on a Train (1945), but the public preferred her as the sweet and wholesome adolescent she had come to represent. This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Dean Harens and Deanna Durbin in Christmas Holiday Christmas Holiday is a 1944 drama directed by Robert Siodmak. ... A whodunit or whodunnit (for Who done it? and sometimes referred to as a Golden Age Mystery novel) is a complex, plot-driven variety of the detective story in which the puzzle is paramount. ... Lady on a Train is a black-and-white comedy shot in film noir style. ...


She retired from public life in 1950, after her marriage to Charles David, who had directed her in Lady On A Train. The couple moved to Paris, France, with Durbin vowing that she would never return to show business, and raised Durbin's second child, Peter David. Since then she has resisted all offers to perform and has refused to be interviewed, steadfastly asserting her right to privacy. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


Her husband, Charles David, died in Paris on March 1, 1999. March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Deanna Durbin has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1722 Vine Street. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ...


Filmography

Deanna Durbin in Christmas Holiday.
Deanna Durbin in Christmas Holiday.

Image File history File links Actress Deanna Durbin in Christmas Holiday File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Actress Deanna Durbin in Christmas Holiday File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Three Smart Girls is a 1936 musical comedy film. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... One Hundred Men and a Girl is a 1937 musical comedy film. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... Show Business at War was a 1943 short (17 minutes) film touting the film industrys contribution to the war effort. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dean Harens and Deanna Durbin in Christmas Holiday Christmas Holiday is a 1944 drama directed by Robert Siodmak. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Film Data Cant Help Singing is a film musical filmed in Technicolor. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Lady on a Train is a black-and-white comedy shot in film noir style. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...

External links

The Deanna Durbin Page The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), owned by Amazon. ...


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Deanna Durbin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (463 words)
Deanna Durbin (born Edna Mae Durbin on December 4, 1921, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to English immigrant parents) was a popular young singer and actress in Hollywood films of the 1930s and 1940s.
Changing her name to Deanna Durbin at the commencement of her career, Durbin signed a contract with MGM in 1935 and made her first film appearance in a short subject Every Sunday with another contractee, Judy Garland.
Durbin was released from her contract shortly thereafter as studio executive Louis B. Mayer felt he did not need two young female singers under contract.
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