>> Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I had never heard of her until very recently when I stumbled upon this YouTube video. I was thoroughly impressed. This particular clip is from the 1932 film entitled Three Smart Girls and features Durbin at the tender age of 14. Apparently she went on and made several popular films throughout the thirties and forties and became one of America's film sweethearts. She auditioned for the voice of Snow White the same year as she made this film, but Disney rejected her saying that her voice was "too mature".