May 1, 1905 ~ September 21, 1988
I began my day planning on writing a Birthday Tribute about Henry Koster the Director. But anyone knowing Koster’s background cannot write about him without mentioning Deanna Durbin. Today is also the day when the announcement has been made of Deanna Durbin’s death at age 91 in France.
Henry’s directorial filmography is a plethora of Romantic comedies, family comedies, dramas, suspense, and inspirational films. Henry was also a Producer and Writer but Durbin fans I am sure will always thank him for the work he did with a young girl who had a god given voice and a natural acting talent.