We can’t catch a break now, can’t we?
Just about a DAY – ONE DAY- after her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher, passes – her mother joins her.
Ms Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds, was an American actress, singer, entertainer, businesswoman, film historian, humanitarian and a noted former collector of film memorabilia. Her breakout role was the portrayal of Helen Kane in the 1950 film Three Little Words, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. However, it was her first leading role in 1952 at age 19, as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain, that set her on the path to fame.
By the mid-1950s, she was a major star. Other notable successes include The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953), Susan Slept Here (1954), Bundle of Joy (1956 Golden Globe nomination), The Catered Affair (1956 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress Winner), and Tammy and the Bachelor (1957), in which her rendering of the song “Tammy” reached number one on the music charts. In 1959, she released her first pop music album, entitled Debbie.
She starred in How the West Was Won (1963), and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), a biographical film about the famously boisterous Molly Brown. Her performance as Molly Brown earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other notable films include The Singing Nun (1966), Divorce American Style (1967), What’s the Matter with Helen? (1971), Mother (1996 Golden Globe nomination), and In & Out (1997). Reynolds is also a noted cabaret performer and her daughter, Carrie Fisher performs with her. In 1979 she founded the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in North Hollywood, which still operates today.
According to several sources, Reynold’s son Todd confirmed the news saying “She wanted to be with Carrie.”
It was earlier during the day that it was reported that she was rushed to the hospital as she suffered a stroke. It was only hours later that her death had been confirmed
Most people know her today aside from being Carrie’s mom were her roles in playing Grace’s mother Bobbi on Will & Grace, among other things.
Both mother and daughter had a complicated relationship – which was satirized by Carrie when she wrote Postcards From The Edge – which also became a film.
May they both now rest in peace… and both are tremendously MISSED by all. Both of them gave us such light and laughter through their ups and downs over the years. It’s sad to see them both go.
She is survived by her son, Todd, and Carrie’s daughter, Billie.
Three more days to go til 2017 as of this writing, I can’t wait for this year to be over.
Author: Richard R. for Raccoon TV