Debbie Reynolds

Actor, dancer and singer Debbie Reynolds

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".
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Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds honored during 2017 Emmys
ABC News - 5 months
The award show took a look at stars we lost this past year.
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WATCH: 'GMA' exclusive: Inside the home of the late Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds
ABC News - 8 months
ABC News' Ginger Zee takes "GMA" viewers on a tour of the "Singin' in the Rain" star's California home.
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Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher home and property going up for sale - 9 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Beverly Hills home where Debbie Reynolds and her "Star Wars" actress daughter Carrie Fisher lived together is up for sale, along with hundreds of items of their personal property and Hollywood memorabilia, the auctioneers said on Thursday.
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These Are The Hottest Baby Name Trends Of The Past Decade
Huffington Post - 9 months
If you want to give your baby a name that transcends this decade, make sure it doesn’t start with Ad-, end with –ley, contain the letter ‘x,’ or honor a dead celebrity. That’s what Nameberry found when we analyzed the Social Security baby names data of 2016 versus 2006 to identify which names have exploded in use over the past ten years. Then we looked at patterns among these hotter-than-hot names that indicate the major baby name trends right now. According to our research, Juniper and Jayceon may well prove as emblematic of our times as Jennifer and Jason are of the 1970s. Here is our statistical analysis of the dominant baby name trends of the decade and the hot baby names that influenced them. Ad- Names for Girls Adalynn is 31 times as popular now as it was in 2006, followed by Adaline which is 26 times as popular, Addilyn at 21 times, and Adley at 19 times. Add to this the status of Adeline and sisters as the sixth most popular girls’ name of 2016 when all spellings...
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Here's Some New Gay Slang And Terminology To Brighten Your Sunday
Huffington Post - 9 months
Even in the era of eggplant and peach emojis, Justin Sayre wants to keep gay speech and slang alive.   In his latest video for HuffPost Queer Voices, Sayre teams up with fellow writer-performer Ben Rimalower to introduce some new, cheeky gay terminology to spice up your everyday vocabulary. Sorry, folks ― these phrases aren’t for kids. You’ll never look at “Mulan,” Dropbox, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds the same way again. (WARNING: contains graphic language.)  For the past 8 years, Sayre’s “International Order of Sodomites” (I.O.S.) has met once a month for “The Meeting,” a variety show honoring an artist or a cultural work that is iconic to the gay community. The final installment of “The Meeting” hits Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater for two performances May 14, and will also be streamed online.  You can check out Sayre’s comedy album, “The Gay Agenda,” here. Meanwhile, the latest episode of “Sparkle & Circulate with Justin Sayre,” the official I....
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Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds' Shared Tombstone Is A Testament To Their Love
Huffington Post - 10 months
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How Debbie Reynolds' son is honoring the legacy of his mother and sister Carrie Fisher
ABC News - 11 months
This weekend marks the beginning of what Todd Fisher hopes will be continuing tributes to his late mother Debbie Reynolds and sister Carrie Fisher.
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Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds lauded at public memorial service - 11 months
(Reuters) - Mother-daughter-mother actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died in December just a day apart, were remembered by fans and friends on Saturday at a public memorial service in the Hollywood Hills, where they were laid to rest side-by-side in January.
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Fans celebrate lives of Carrie Fisher and mother Debbie Reynolds at joint memorial service
LATimes - 11 months
Under clear blue skies, hundreds of fans made the pilgrimage Saturday to Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills’ Hall of Liberty to pay tribute to actress Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds. "These were my girls," Todd Fisher, who organized the public memorial with his wife, told...
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Fans celebrate lives of Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds at joint memorial service
LATimes - 11 months
Under clear blue skies, hundreds of fans made the pilgrimage Saturday to Forest Lawn's Hall of Liberty in the Hollywood Hills to pay tribute to actress Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds. "These were my girls...," Todd Fisher, who helped organize the public memorial, told those who had...
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Debbie Reynolds' son says she prepared him for her death
ABC News - 11 months
Todd Fisher says his mother, Debbie Reynolds, set him up "for her leaving the planet" the day his sister and Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher, died in December
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Twitter Turned An Old Photo Of Meryl Streep Into An Incredible Meme
Huffington Post - 11 months
Meryl Streep is an Oscar-winning actress and, according to Twitter, a great singer. It all started with a photo taken in 2015. The “Florence Foster Jenkins” star was snapped cheering on the late Debbie Reynolds as she received a lifetime-achievement award at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The photo has inexplicably gone through a renaissance in the past few days and has become a Twitter meme. A meme that involves Streep yelling a song lyric. Shang: Lets get down to business Me: TO DEFEAT THE HUNNNNNNS#MerylStreep #Mulan — Tiffany✨ (@tiffuhhh1) March 20, 2017 The Killers: It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this? Me: IT WAS ONLY A KISS IT WAS ONLY A KISS — erika is okay. (@erikaofthestate) March 19, 2017 The TV: She had style! She had flair! She was there! That's how she became Me: The Nannyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy — Derrick Austin (@Parad...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Debbie Reynolds
  • 2015
    Age 82
    In August 2015, it was announced Reynolds would be the recipient of the 2016 Academy Awards Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
    In January 2015, Reynolds received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
  • 2013
    Age 80
    In 2013, she appeared in Behind the Candelabra, as the mother of Liberace.
    In 2013, she released an updated version titled Unsinkable: A Memoir.
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  • 2012
    Age 79
    Reynolds was hospitalized in October 2012 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, due to an adverse reaction to medication.
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  • 2011
    Age 78
    In keeping with the celebrity tradition of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival of Winchester, Virginia, Reynolds was honored as the Grand Marshal of the 2011 ABF that took place from April 26 to May 1, 2011.
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    In 2011 she stepped down after 56 years of involvement, and is now an emerita member.
    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 77
    In 2010, she appeared in her own West End show Debbie Reynolds: Alive and Fabulous.
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    In June 2010 she replaced Ivana Trump answering reader queries for the weekly paper Globe.
  • 1997
    Age 64
    In 1997, Reynolds was forced to declare bankruptcy.
  • 1992
    Age 59
    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.
  • 1984
    Age 51
    Reynolds was married to real estate developer Richard Hamlett from 1984 to 1996.
  • 1983
    Age 50
    In 1983 Reynolds released an exercise video titled Do It Debbie's Way!
  • 1979
    Age 46
    In 1979, she opened her own dance studio in North Hollywood.
  • 1973
    Age 40
    Reynolds made her Broadway debut in 1973 in a revival of Irene, a musical first produced 60 years before.
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  • 1970
    Age 37
    Reynolds has amassed a large collection of movie memorabilia, beginning with the landmark 1970 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer auction, and displayed them, first in a museum at her Las Vegas hotel and casino during the 1990s and later in a museum close to the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.
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    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.
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  • 1960
    Age 27
    Her second marriage, to millionaire businessman Harry Karl, lasted from 1960 to 1973.
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  • 1959
    Age 26
    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".
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  • 1957
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1955
    Age 22
    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.
  • 1951
    Age 18
    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.
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  • 1947
    Age 14
    Her older brother Bill Reynolds graduated from Burbank High School in 1947.
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  • 1939
    Age 6
    Her family moved to Burbank, California, in 1939.
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  • 1932
    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.
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