In the 1930s and 40s, there was an actress/singer named Deanna Durbin (b 1921....still living). At the age of 15, she first appeared with Judy Garland in Every Sunday. Signing with Universal Studios, she won the Academy Juvenile Award in 1938. She is credited with saving Universal Studios from bankruptcy. In 1945 and 1947, Durbin was the top salaried woman in the United States.
Her talent and popularity were enormous. Her fan club was the largest in existence during the 1940s.
But, in 1949, at the age of 28, she abruptly retired from public life. And, although she continued to be offered highly lucrative roles and engagements, she remained true to herself and went on to live a private life, free from interviews and appearances.
She and her husband, Charles David, moved to France and lived a quiet life. In 1999, Charles died. And the great Deanna Durbin remains in their home, true to herself, and an example to us all.
I love you, Deanna.