Deanna Durbin at 90
A heartfelt 90th birthday to a woman, Deanna Durbin, who, at a young age, turned her back on Hollywood and stardom. And lived to not tell about it.
Just ponder this: Judy Garland, who MGM held onto while they dropped Durbin in 1938, accepted the moguls' lure. Garland, sadly, has been dead for 42 years.
In her youth, Durbin was an accomplished singer and a decent actress. See here and here for her singing. And here she is emoting while singing in "Lady on a Train" (1945).
And here are Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin in 1936 in one of those old-style MGM shorts, "Every Sunday," and here, from 1939, "3 Smart Girls Grow Up."
Happy Birthday, Edna. Hope nobody bothers you today or this week...:-)