Deanna Durbin Alive and Well in France

Deanna Durbin (born December 4, 1921)
is a Canadian singer and actress, most popular during the 30s and 40s.

Durbin is perhaps best known for her singing voice—a voice described variously as light but full, sweet, unaffected and artless. With the technical skill and vocal range of a legitimate lyric soprano, she performed everything from popular standards to operatic arias. Dame Sister Mary Leo in New Zealand was so taken with Durbin’s technique that she trained all her students to sing in this way. Sister Mary Leo produced a large number of famous sopranos including Dames Malvina Major and Kiri Te Kanawa, all of whom were said to sound like her. Wiki

Deanna was the favorite actress of Winston Churchill.

In the sixty years since leaving Hollywood, she has rarely even given an interview. In 1980, she sent a current photo of herself to Life Magazine….via

    • texasoperastar
    • June 2nd, 2009

    Glad to see the amazing Deanna Durbin is still going strong and will be 88 in December.


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