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Singer Deanna Durbin, film star of the 1930s and '40s who screen-tested with Judy Garland, dies at 91

durbinThe New York Times reports that movie star Deanna Durbin (who screen-tested with Judy Garland in the short film Every Sunday at MGM in 1936) has died in France at age 91.

Durbin, who moved to Universal and starred in such films as Three Smart Girls (1936), became the second-highest paid woman in America (behind Bette Davis), according to The Times. Shortly after, Durbin suddenly retired and disappeared from public view.

Click here to read The Times obituary.

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