Dec 24, 2013
Deanna Durbin Sings Silent Night
Time for my favorite yearly tradition: listening to Deanna Durbin sing Silent Night on Christmas Eve. This peaceful moment is from the otherwise fast-paced musical/comedy/film noir Lady on a Train (1945). I can't believe I am sharing this clip for the fifth year in row.
This time it is poignant, because for the first time I know for certain that Durbin is not somewhere in France singing the song herself. I hope that she was happy after her retirement. From what I hear, her escape from Hollywood was the first step in finding the life she wanted. RIP to a flawless singer and a talented actress, 1921-2013.
Happy Holidays Everyone!