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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Preview: Ninety Years of Winnipeg's Sweetheart

UPDATE: Preview time is over ! The 90th birthday post is now up !



December 4, 1921 will be the 90th birthday of actress and singer
Deanna Durbin, at one time known as Winnipeg’s Sweetheart.

Born Edna Mae Durbin, her family emigrated to Los Angeles when she was one and half years old. The Durbins, however, kept close ties with the city thanks to extended family and friends. Winnipeg's media followed the young woman as if she had never left.

Much has been written about Durbin so my posts are going to concentrate on an aspect that has remained relatively untouched - her Winnipeg connections.



I also want to kick off a campaign for TCM to have a Deanna Durbin Day in December to mark her 90th birthday !
Follow this link to request Deanna Durbin Day on at TCM.

Here are some related links to give you a taste of Winnipeg's Sweetheart....

The Deanna Durbin Museum
The Amazing Deanna Durbin Blog
It's a Date (1940) Official Movie Trailer TCM.com


Deanna Durbin Historica Minute



Deanna Durbin performs Chapel Bells

4 comments:

Java Bean Rush said...

Deanna Durbin's Winnipeg connections have been largely untouched; I'm so glad that you're taking on the task.

Thanks for including The Amazing Deanna Durbin blog among your links.

Looking forward to this series,

Java

mrchristian said...

Thanks ! Later this week I'll get it started !

Tom said...

Sounds great!

mrchristian said...

Preview time is over ! Sorry it has taken so long but it was a busy summer with a few unexpected plot twists !

The 90th birthday post is up at http://westenddumplings.blogspot.com/2011/12/deanna.html