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Debbie Reynolds

Actor + Dancer and Singer
Female
Born Apr 1, 1932

Debbie Reynolds is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Initially signed at age sixteen by Warner Bros. , Reynolds' career got off to a slow start. When her contract was not renewed, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) gave her a small but significant part in the film Three Little Words (1950), then signed her to a seven-year contract. In her next film, Two Weeks with Love (1950), she had a hit with the song "Aba Daba Honeymoon".… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1932 Birth Born on April 1, 1932.
1939 7 Years Old Her family moved to Burbank, California, in 1939, where she was raised in a strict Nazarene faith. … Read More

TEENAGE

1947 15 Years Old Her older brother Bill graduated from Burbank High School in 1947. … Read More
1951 19 Years Old Her song "Aba Daba Honeymoon" (featured in the film Two Weeks with Love 1950 as a duet with Carleton Carpenter) was a top-three hit in 1951. … Read More

TWENTIES

1955 23 Years Old Reynolds has been married three times. Her first marriage was to singer Eddie Fisher in 1955. … Read More
1957 25 Years Old Her recording of the song "Tammy" (1957; from Tammy and the Bachelor), earned her a gold record, and was the best-selling single by a female vocalist in 1957. … Read More
Reynolds's first marriage, to popular singer Eddie Fisher, produced a son, author/host producer Todd Fisher, and a daughter, actress/author Carrie Fisher, but ended in divorce in 1959 when Fisher fell in love with Reynolds's former (and later) friend Elizabeth Taylor. … Read More
1960 28 Years Old Her second marriage, to millionaire businessman Harry Karl, lasted from 1960 to 1973. … Read More

THIRTIES

1970 38 Years Old …  In what Reynolds has called the "stupidest mistake of my entire career", she made headlines in 1970 after instigating a fight with the NBC television network over cigarette advertising on her eponymous television series; NBC canceled the show.

FORTIES

1973 41 Years Old Reynolds made her Broadway debut in 1973 in a revival of Irene, a musical first produced 60 years before. … Read More

FIFTIES

1983 51 Years Old She toured with Harve Presnell in Annie Get Your Gun, then wrapped up the Broadway run of Woman of the Year in 1983. … Read More
1984 52 Years Old Reynolds was married to real estate developer Richard Hamlett from 1984 to 1996. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1994 62 Years Old Reynolds continues to make appearances in film and television. She played Helen Chappel Hackett's mother, Deedee Chappel, on an episode of Wings titled, "If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother", which originally aired on November 22, 1994. … Read More
1996 64 Years Old …  In 1996 and 1997, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy, in the American Comedy Awards. … Read More
2006 74 Years Old In November 2006, Reynolds received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Chapman University (Orange, California).
2007 75 Years Old On May 17, 2007, she was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Nevada, Reno, (Reno, Nevada) where she had contributed for many years to the film-studies program. … Read More
In 2011, first on The Oprah Winfrey Show only weeks before Elizabeth Taylor's death from congestive heart failure, Reynolds explained that she and Taylor happened to be traveling on the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth at the same time when they made up. … Read More
2012 80 Years Old Reynolds was hospitalized in October 2012 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles because she had an adverse reaction to medication she was taking. … Read More
2015 83 Years Old In January 2015, Reynolds received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. … Read More
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