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Deanna Durbin (actress)

Deanna Durbin

born - December 4, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Edna Mae Durbin was born at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg. At the start of her career, when she was just 14 years old, she changed her name to Deanna.

Although Durbin is best known for her singing voice, performing everything from popular standards to operatic arias, she was also a singer and actress who appeared in a number of musical films in the 1930s and 1940s.

She retired from movies in 1949 after her her box-office clout diminished.