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 performs Chapel Bells