Friday, May 3, 2013

Deanna Durbin RIP

Important matters first, unimportant elections considerably further down the line. The news that Deanna Durbin, one of the best singers on film has died at the age of ninety-one filled many of us with sadness, though her career was over (by her choice, on the whole) some decades ago. I was in some perplexity as to which of her many videos to post but decided to go back to the film in which I saw her first, One Hundred Men and a Girl, a slightly sentimental but also very amusing tale of unemployed musicians during the Depression getting their chance to play with Leopold Stokowski through Deanna's efforts. Here she is, astounding Mr Stokowski with her singing and the audience with her acting:


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