Debbie Reynolds

Actor + Dancer and Singer
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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1932 Birth She was born Mary Frances Reynolds on April 1, 1932, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Maxine (née Harmon; 1913–99) and Raymond Francis Reynolds (1903–86), who was a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. … Read More
1939 7 Years Old Her family moved to Burbank, California, in 1939. … Read More


1947 15 Years Old Her older brother Bill Reynolds 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


1955 23 Years Old Reynolds has been married three times. Her first marriage was to singer Eddie Fisher in 1955. They are the parents of Carrie and Todd Fisher. The couple divorced in 1959 when Fisher had an affair with Elizabeth Taylor shortly after the death of Taylor's then-husband Mike Todd, which caused a serious public scandal.
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
1959 27 Years Old In 1959, Reynolds recorded her first album for Dot Records, simply called Debbie, which included her own selection of twelve standards including "S'posin'", "Moonglow", "Mean To Me", and "Time After Time". … Read More
1960 28 Years Old Her second marriage, to millionaire businessman Harry Karl, lasted from 1960 to 1973. … Read More


1970 38 Years Old 1 More Event
…  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. … Read More


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
1979 47 Years Old In 1979, she opened her own dance studio in North Hollywood.


1983 51 Years Old In 1983 Reynolds released an exercise video titled Do It Debbie's Way!
1984 52 Years Old Reynolds was married to real estate developer Richard Hamlett from 1984 to 1996.


1992 60 Years Old She purchased the Clarion Hotel and Casino, a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, in 1992 and renamed it the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel, but it was not a success.
1997 65 Years Old In 1997, Reynolds was forced to declare bankruptcy.
2010 78 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2010 she replaced Ivana Trump answering reader queries for the weekly paper Globe.
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, due to an adverse reaction to medication. … Read More
2013 81 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2013, she released an updated version titled Unsinkable: A Memoir. … Read More
2015 83 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2015, Reynolds received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
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