Deanna Durbin

Birth Name: Edna Mae Durbin

Date of Birth: December 4, 1921

Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Date of Death: April 17, 2013

Place of Death: Paris, France

Ethnicity: English

Deanna Durbin was a Canadian-American actress and singer. Her films include Three Smart Girls, One Hundred Men and a Girl, Mad About Music, That Certain Age, First Love, It’s a Date, Spring Parade, It Started with Eve, The Amazing Mrs. Holliday, Christmas Holiday, Can’t Help Singing, Lady on a Train, I’ll Be Yours, Something in the Wind, Up in Central Park, and For the Love of Mary. Her acting career ended in 1948 when she moved to France with her husband.

Deanna was the daughter of Ada (Read) and James Allen Durbin, who was a blacksmith and real estate agent. Her parents were English emigrants, from Chester. Her family moved to California during her early years, and became U.S. citizens in 1923.

She was married to French film director Charles Henri David, until his death. She had a daughter with her former husband, German-born American screenwriter and film producer Felix Jackson; and a son with Charles Henri.

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