For John, BLUF: Deanna Durbin, someone who knew when it was time to step down, and did.
Another sign of the fact that I am old is that I recognize the name Deanna Durbin. From the International Herald Tribune we have this headline, "Deanna Durbin, Plucky Movie Star of the Depression Era, Is Dead at 91".
From the article by Reporter Aljean Harmetz:
Deanna Durbin, who as a plucky child movie star with a sweet soprano voice charmed American audiences during the Depression and saved Universal Pictures from bankruptcy before she vanished from public view 64 years ago, has died, a fan club announced on Tuesday. She was 91.The Obit notes that Ms Durbin almost single handedly save Universal Pictures, when the studio was on the ropes.
Regards — Cliff