Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds



Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds (April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016) was an American actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian, humanitarian, and mother of the actress and writer Carrie Fisher. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her portrayal of Helen Kane in the 1950 film Three Little Words, and her breakout role was her first leading role, as Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Other successes include The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953), Susan Slept Here (1954), Bundle of Joy (1956 Golden Globe nomination), The Catered Affair (1956 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress Winner), and Tammy and the Bachelor (1957), in which her performance of the song "Tammy" become the first song by a female solo artist to reach number one on the Billboard music charts.[1] In 1959, she released her first pop music album, titled Debbie.[2]

She starred in How the West Was Won (1963), and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), a biographical film about the famously boisterous Molly Brown.[1] Her performance as Brown earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other films include The Singing Nun (1966), Divorce American Style (1967), What's the Matter with Helen? (1971), Charlotte's Web (1973), Mother (1996) (Golden Globe nomination), and In & Out (1997). Reynolds was also a cabaret performer. In 1979, she founded the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in North Hollywood, which still operates today.[3]

In 1969, she starred on television in The Debbie Reynolds Show, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. In 1973, Reynolds starred in a Broadway revival of the musical Irene and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical. She was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance in A Gift of Love (1999) and an Emmy Award for playing Grace's mother Bobbi on Will & Grace. At the turn of the millennium, Reynolds reached a new younger generation with her role as Aggie Cromwell in Disney's Halloweentown series. In 1988, she released her autobiography titled, Debbie: My Life. In 2013, she released a second autobiography, Unsinkable: A Memoir.[4]

Reynolds also had several business ventures, including ownership of a dance studio and a Las Vegas hotel and casino, and she was an avid collector of film memorabilia, beginning with items purchased at the landmark 1970 MGM auction. She served as president of The Thalians, an organization dedicated to mental health causes.[1] Reynolds continued to perform successfully on stage, television, and film into her eighties. In January 2015, Reynolds received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.[1] In 2016, she received the Academy Awards Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.[5] In the same year, a documentary about her life was released titled Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, which turned out to be her final film appearance; the film premiered on HBO on January 7, 2017.[6][7]

On December 28, 2016, Reynolds was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following a medical emergency, which her son Todd Fisher later described as a "severe stroke".[8] She died from the stroke that afternoon, one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.[9][10]



How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won is a 1962 American Metrocolor epic-Western film.
Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical-romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds.
That's Entertainment!
That's Entertainment! is a 1974 compilation film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra is a 2013 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh.

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Debbie Reynolds’ Family Ranch Goes To Auction
  –  September 21, 2017
Debbie Reynolds’ California ranch is one of the lots that will be offered by Profiles in History, an auction house based in Los Angeles, during a sale of the late actress and her daughter Carrie Fisher’s personal properties in October 2017. There will ...
State's cassic film series selection shows musical, comedic genius
  –  September 21, 2017
“The Asphalt Jungle” and “Make Room for Daddy”), as well as an eager crowd of fans that has him jumping into a passing car driven by Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds, “Charlotte’s Web” and “Halloweentown”). Selden is unimpressed with ...
Audrey Hepburn's Sabrina gown to be sold at Debbie Reynolds/Carrie Fisher auction
  –  September 20, 2017
Audrey Hepburn’s magical ballgown from movie Sabrina is going up for sale as part of an auction of Debbie Reynolds/Carrie Fisher memorabilia. The mother and daughter Hollywood stars died within a day of each other in late 2016, but their memories live on ...
Audrey Hepburn’s ‘Sabrina’ Gown to be Sold at Auction
  –  September 20, 2017
Audrey Hepburn’s magical ballgown from movie Sabrina is going up for sale as part of an auction of Debbie Reynolds/Carrie Fisher memorabilia. The mother and daughter Hollywood stars died within a day of each other in late 2016, but their memories live on ...
You Could Own Audrey Hepburn's Iconic 'Sabrina' Gown
  –  September 19, 2017
The legendary dress is the highlight of the upcoming Debbie Reynolds/Carrie Fisher auction. One of the most iconic dresses in cinema history almost ended up in a Goodwill donation. "There were three trunks in the back of a warehouse,” recalls Joe ...
Debbie Reynolds’ Longtime Ranch Will Go Up for Auction
  –  September 19, 2017
A California ranch owned by the late actress Debbie Reynolds will hit the auction block next month. Reynolds, who passed away in December, just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, owned the 44-acre property, called Freedom Farms, in Creston ...
Debbie Reynolds' family ranch and dance studio to hit the auction block in October
  –  September 17, 2017
The longtime family ranch and a North Hollywood dance studio of late singer-actress Debbie Reynolds will be among property up for auction next month. The ranch-estate in Creston, Calif., had been offered for sale before Reynolds’ death last year for $4.8 ...
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
  –  September 16, 2017
it's not sweet so much as it is suffocating. though the doc itself is fairly surface level or slice of life, you get a strong sense of how much carrie and debbie needed each other, and how much they worked as extensions of each other (whether carrie wanted ...
Rockwell painting owned by Debbie Reynolds to be auctioned
  –  September 15, 2017
LOS ANGELES — A Norman Rockwell painting of Benjamin Franklin owned by Debbie Reynolds will be among the items offered at an auction of the actress’ possessions in October. Profiles in History says the painting featured on the cover of the Saturday ...
‘Will & Grace’: Debbie Reynolds’ Presence, Leo’s Return & More New Revival Details
  –  September 13, 2017
Oh honey, it’s almost time for ‘Will & Grace’ to return, and we have some juicy tidbits about the upcoming revival! Debra shared a photo from set on August 22 of Harry reprising his role of Leo, writing, “Time to swooooooonnnnn. Yup! He’s ...
Billie Lourd Emotionally Opens Up to Ellen DeGeneres on Losing Mom Carrie Fisher & Grandma Debbie Reynolds
  –  September 13, 2017
Billie Lourd is opening up. The 25-year-old actress daughter of Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd spoke about the loss of her mother and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, with Ellen DeGeneres during Tuesday’s show. The Ellen DeGeneres Show marked her late ...
Billie Lourd Opens Up About Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds ‘Surreal’ Deaths
  –  September 13, 2017
Billie Lourd lost her mom, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, one day apart from each other in December 2016. It’s been months since the two loves of her life passed away, but the “Scream Queens” actress still thinks that it was a very ...
North Hollywood dance studio that belonged to Debbie Reynolds up for auction
  –  September 13, 2017
A North Hollywood dance studio established by late silver screen star Debbie Reynolds will hit the auction block next month, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Lankershim Boulevard studio will be sold along with Reynolds’s 44-acre ranch in Creston ...
Billie Lourd says deaths of mom Carrie Fisher, grandmother Debbie Reynolds are ‘impossible to deal with’
  –  September 12, 2017
Billie Lourd, the daughter of Carrie Fisher and granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds, calls their deaths "impossible to deal with." Lourd, 25, sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday and discussed losing the women in her life, whom she referred to as "goddesses.
Billie Lourd opened up about losing "goddesses" Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
  –  September 12, 2017
It’s been almost a year since the world lost Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, just one day apart from each other. Since the past year has been, undoubtedly, incredibly hard for Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd, she hasn’t really opened up publicly ...
Billie Lourd Discusses Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
  –  September 12, 2017
In December 2016, Billie Lourd was faced with the back-to-back deaths of her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds. In a new interview on Ellen, which was actually the last talk show her mom visited before she died, Billie opened up about ...
'It's completely surreal': Billie Lourd on coping with the death of her mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds in the same week
  –  September 12, 2017
She lost her Hollywood royalty mother and grandmother within one day of each other in December 2016. And Billie Lourd, 25, opened up about the pain of having both mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds pass away so suddenly during an ...
Billie Lourd: Life without Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher is ‘surreal’
  –  September 12, 2017
Billie Lourd still hasn’t totally processed the deaths of her mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds — and she isn’t comfortable discussing the losses publicly. “I got a lot of goddesses,” Lourd, 25, told Ellen DeGeneres with a ...
Billie Lourd: Life Without 'Goddesses' Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Is 'Surreal'
  –  September 12, 2017
Fisher costarred alongside her only child in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters later this year, prior to her death in December 2016. "It was incredible," Lourd, 25, explained of the experience. "I'm a big believer of things happening for a ...
Billie Lourd Articulates The 'Impossible' Experience Of Losing Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds
  –  September 12, 2017
“I met you when you were a little tiny baby,” host Ellen DeGeneres began, telling Lourd that the “Star Wars” icon was a favorite guest of hers on the talk show. “She always takes over any talk show in this really aggressive way, so kudos to you ...
Billie Lourd calls grieving Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds 'surreal and impossible'
  –  September 12, 2017
Billie Lourd revealed that she first got a call from JJ Abrams when he was still looking for an actress to play the lead role, Rey. USA TODAY Billie Lourd, actress and daughter of Carrie Fisher, one of Ellen DeGeneres' favorite guests, appeared on the ...
Billie Lourd Opens Up To Ellen About Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds: ‘It’s Completely Surreal’
  –  September 12, 2017
Billie Lourd talks to Ellen DeGeneres about the past, present and future on Tuesday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”. RELATED: ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Meets ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ It is the first time the “Scream Queens” star ...
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds memorabilia up for auction
  –  September 12, 2017
Thousands of items from the estate of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will be auctioned by Profiles in History, world's largest auctioneer of original Hollywood memorabilia. Reportedly, the auction, which will take place from October 7 to 9, also ...
Debbie Reynolds’s Family Ranch to Hit Auction Starting at $4M
  –  September 11, 2017
Late singer-actress Debbie Reynolds’s family ranch and a dance studio in California will hit the auction block next month. The Creston, California-ranch has more than 44 usable acres with irrigated pasture the family bought in 1988, according to Todd ...
Calabasas Auction House to Sell Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio
  –  September 11, 2017
Auction house Profiles in History will sell Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio and the late movie star’s family ranch on Oct. 7-9, the company announced Monday. Profiles in History, a Calabasas auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, estimates the Debbie Reynolds ...
Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio and Family Ranch Up for Auction in L.A.
  –  September 11, 2017
Profiles in History has announced the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio and Debbie's personal family ranch will both be going up for auction at the Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Personal Property Auction on October 7th, 8th and 9th in Los Angeles.


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