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Deanna Durbin

The Brightest Star of the Golden Age of Hollywood

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Meet Deanna

An inspiration throughout the Depression, a beacon of hope in WWII - in 1930s and 1940s Hollywood, Deanna Durbin's radient onscreen presence and luminous voice enthralled millions from around the world.

“Deanna Durbin's movies are about innocence and sweetness. They're from a different time and a different place. Outside the movie house, there was Depression, poverty, war, death, and loss. Audiences then were willing to pretend, to enter into a game of escape. No one really thought that the world was like a Deanna Durbin movie, they just wanted to pretend it was for about an hour and a half.”

― Jeanine Basinger, The Star Machine

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