This blog was started in 2010 as a tribute to Deanna and her films. On this site you will find reviews, photos, articles, video clips, old time radio programs, news and more.


Deanna Durbin had lead roles in 21 films from 1936-1948


Before they were stars, they appeared in one short subject together.


Deanna is often credited with helping to save Universal from bankrupcy.


She was given an Honorary Academy Award in 1938.

May 5, 2013

The Guardian: France remembers Deanna

The website for The Guardian (France Edition) featured the news of Deanna's passing at the very top of their website this week. This was the only major news website that featured the news about Deanna so prominently.  See below - taken from my iPad

Source: The Guardian (Accessed 5-1-13) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/france
Deanna lived in France for most of her life, and was married to French filmmaker Charles David for five decades.

As of May 5, 2013, the link to Deanna's obituary is still on the main news page, but you have to scroll down a little bit more - check out the main page here.

Here's a link to the Full Story on The Guardian

May 4, 2013

Deanna honored at Boot Hill (blog)

In the old west, cemeteries in the western United States were often known by the name "Boot Hill".

The blog Boot Hill remembers all those associated with Western films, and honors them when they pass away.

Though Deanna's only Western film was Can't Help Singing, she has nonetheless earned her place in Boot Hill.  

Visit Deanna's spot here

Boot Hill Graveyard in Tombstone, AZ (1940)

May 3, 2013

The Telegraph remembers Deanna

The Telegraph's  David Gritten pays tribute to Deanna here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/10030616/Deanna-Durbin-the-public-flocked-to-her-films.html, and notes that she lived a long, full life – but the period of her success as a star lasted barely six years.

May 2, 2013

Leonard Maltin remembers Deanna

Leonard Maltin wrote about Deanna today on his blog today

NPR remembers Deanna

The May 1, 2013 edition of All Things Considered featured a tribute to Deanna, and played some clips of her movies and her singing.

To listen to the segment, go to the NPR page here:

It's a wonderful tribute. I'm so delighted that she was remembered by NPR and All Things Considered. Thank you so much!

May 1, 2013

The Winnipeg Sun remembers Deanna

The Winnipeg Sun featured Deanna on the front of their news page today. She is fondly remembered as "Winnipeg's Sweetheart". Read the news piece here