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Deanna Durbin (1921–2013)


The girl who one day would be known as "Winnipeg's Sweetheart" was born at Grace Hospital on December 4, 1921, as Edna Mae Durbin. In her early childhood there were no obvious signs that one day she would be a bigger box office attraction than Shirley Temple. Renamed Deanna Durbin for show business purposes, by age 21 she was the most highly paid ... See full bio »

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 2013 Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Danny Boy" - uncredited)
 2009 Capitalism: A Love Story (Documentary) (performer: "The Last Rose Of Summer")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (performer: "A Friend Indeed" - uncredited)
 2006 Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (Documentary) (performer: "Amapola")
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (performer: "Americana" (1936) - uncredited)
 1948 Up in Central Park (performer: "Pace, pace mio Dio" - uncredited)
 1947 Something in the Wind (performer: "You Wanna Keep Your Baby Looking Right", "The Turntable Song", "Happy Go Lucky and Free", "It's Only Love", "Something in the Wind", "Miserere" (uncredited))
 1947 I'll Be Yours (performer: "Granada", "It's Dream Time", "Love's Own Sweet Song (Sari Waltz)", "Lullaby")
 1944 Can't Help Singing ("CAN'T HELP SINGING") / (performer: "CAN'T HELP SINGING", "ANY MOMENT NOW", "MORE AND MORE", "CALIFORN-I-AY")
 1944 Christmas Holiday (performer: "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year", "Always", "Always (Reprise)" (uncredited))
 1944 The Shining Future (Short) (performer: "Begin the Beguine")
 1943 His Butler's Sister (performer: "None Shall Sleep (Nessun Dorma)" - uncredited)
 1943 Hers to Hold (performer: "The Seguidilla", "Begin the Beguine", "Kashmiri Love Song", "Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There")
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (performer: "The Old Refrain", "Mighty Lak' a Rose", "Visi d'Arte" - uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve (performer: "Piano Concerto No. 1" - uncredited)
 1941 Nice Girl? (performer: "Love at Last", "Perhaps", "Beneath the Lights of Home", "Thank You America", "The Old Folks at Home", "There'll Always Be An England")
 1940 Spring Parade (performer: "Waltzing in the Clouds", "It's Foolish But It's Fun", "When April Sings", "Blue Danube Dream" (uncredited))
 1940 It's a Date (performer: "Love is All" (1940), "The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond" (uncredited), "Musetta's Waltz from 'La bohème'" (1896) (uncredited), "Ave Maria (Op.52 No.1)" (1825) (uncredited), "Loch Lomond" (uncredited))
 1939 First Love (performer: "Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)", "Un bel di (One Fine Day)", "Home, Sweet, Home", "Spring in My Heart")
 1938 That Certain Age (performer: "My Own", "Les Filles de Cadiz" (uncredited), "Aria from 'Romeo et Juliette'" (uncredited))
 1938 Mad About Music (performer: "A Serenade to the Stars", "Chapel Bells", "I Love to Whistle", "Gounod's Ave Maria" (uncredited), "I Love to Whistle (Reprise)" (uncredited), "A Serenade to the Stars (Reprise)" (uncredited))
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl (performer: "It's Raining Sunbeams" (1937), "A Heart That's Free" (1936) (uncredited), "Alleluja: from the motet 'Exultate, jubilate' (K.165)" (1773), "Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Drinking Song): from 'La traviata'" (1853))
 1936 Three Smart Girls ("Someone to Care for Me" (1936), uncredited) / (performer: "My Heart Is Singing" (1936), "Il bacio" (1860) - uncredited)
 1936 Every Sunday (Short) ("Americana") / (performer: "Il Bacio")
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Just as Hollywood pin-up represents sex to dissatisfied erotics, so I represented the ideal daughter millions of fathers and mothers wished they had. - 1959 See more »

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Salary for 1939, $195,000. See more »

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