Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Debbie Reynolds 1932-2016

Debbie Reynolds, the actress, singer, businesswoman and film historian, died earlier today after being rushed from her son Todd Fisher's house to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  She had reportedly suffered a stroke.  She passed away one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher.

Mary Frances Reynolds was born in 1932 in El Paso, Texas to Raymond Reynolds and the former Maxine Harmon.  The family moved to Burbank, California in 1939.  She graduated high school in 1948 and won the Miss Burbank beauty contest.  She appeared in many movie musicals during the 1950's, most notably Singin' in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly.  In 1957, she starred in Tammy and the Bachelor, and recorded the movie's theme song Tammy, which went to #1 on the Billboard pop charts.

Reynolds was married three times, first to Eddie Fisher, with whom she had her children Todd and Carrie, then to businessman Harry Karl, and finally to real estate developer Richard Hamlett.  She is survived by her son Todd and her granddaughter Billie Lourd (Carrie's daughter).

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