Deanna Durbin...as she matured she grew dissatisfied with the girl-next-door roles assigned to her, and attempted to portray a more womanly and sophisticated style. The film noir Christmas Holiday (1944) and the whodunit Lady on a Train (1945) were, however, not as well received as her musical-comedies and romances had been.
Deanna Durbin, at age 18, singing Franz Schubert's masterpiece. Here is what Schubert had to say about this song, in a letter to his father: "My new songs from Scott's 'Lady of the Lake' especially had much success. They also wondered greatly at my piety, which I expressed in a hymn to the Holy Virgin and which, it appears, grips every soul and turns it to devotion."
Deanna Durbin (born Edna Mae Durbin was a Canadian singer & actress, who appeared in a number of musical films in the 1930s & 1940s singing standards as well as operatic arias.(Can't Help Singing, First Love, Every Sunday) 1921-2013 R.I.P.