guess who?

She was known as "Winnipeg's Sweetheart".

By the time she was 18 her income was $250,000 a year.

An engineering firm named its so-called dream home in her honor.

Her first screen kiss was described in a headline story across the continent.

Her version of "One Fine Day" from Madame Butterfly, became a classic.

At the age of 27, she walked away from film making and never returned. Mario Lanza pleaded with her for years to make a film with him, but she never made another film.

She has granted only one interview since 1949, film historian David Shipman interviewed her in 1983.


Erika said...

Does she have a drink named after her?

Laney said...

I can't remember her name, but my mom loves her.

Erika said...

I was gonna say Shirley Temple, but I don't think the dates match. The only other child actor I can think of would be Sonja Henny/Henning?

Millie Motts said...

Answer: Deanna Durbin.

Scott said...

The temptation to turn her name into Turban and make all sorts of bad puns, I think, would just be too great. Maybe she came to the movie lot one day wearing her favorite hat and someone thoughtlessly called it the "Durbin Turban." Perhaps this was the straw that broke the camel"s back (camel riders wear turbans, by the way) and that's why she retired to the French countryside (the French hate turbans)