12/4/1921 - 4/20/2013
Celebrity Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Deanna Durbin
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deanna Durbin, a star whose songs and smile made her one of the biggest box office draws of Hollywood's Golden Age with fans that included Winston Churchill, has died.
Durbin died on about April 20 in a village outside Paris where she had lived, out of public view, since 1949, family friend Bob Koster of Los Angeles told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Koster's father, Henry Koster, directed six of Durbin's films. Bob Koster did not know the cause of death.