Passings: Debbie Reynolds (1932 - 2016)

by VVN Music

Debbie Reynolds, the iconic actress and singer, has died one day after the passing of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

Reynolds was taken to Cedar-Siani Hospital earlier today after having trouble breathing while planning her daughter's funeral with song Todd Fisher. Reports say that she had a suspected stroke but there remains no confirmation.

Born Mary Francis Reynolds, her family moved to Burbank, CA in 1939. She won the Miss Burbank Beauty Contest at the age of 16 which led to her contract with Warner Brothers. She made her acting debut in 1948's June Bride but had her breakout role two years later with her third film, Three Little Words. In 1952, she made Singin' in the Rain with Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor, the role for which she is probably best remembered.

Reynolds first hit the charts in 1953 with the song Aba Daba Honeymoon from the film Two Weeks With Love, reaching number 3, but it was four years later that she reached the peak of her recording career with Tammy from her film Tammy and the Bachelor went to number 1.

Reynolds charted three more times with A Very Special Love (1958 / #20), Am I That Easy to Forget? (1960 / #25 Pop / #13 R&B) and City Lights (1961 / #55).

Debbie was married three times to Eddie Fisher from 1955 to 1959, Harry Karl from 1960 to 1973 and Richard Hamlett from 1984 to 1996.

Her son, Todd Fisher, told Variety "She wanted to be with Carrie."


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