Debbie Reynolds was born on April 1, 1932 in El Paso, Texas, and started a movie career as one of the most popular actresses of her time. Known for a series of musicals in the 1950s, she starred in Singin ‘in the Rain (1952), offering a spirited performance opposite Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. In the following decade, Reynolds won the respect of her colleagues with her title role in the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown, for which she received an Oscar nomination. She played and sang for more than 40 years in film, television and on stage. On December 28, 2016, Reynolds died at the age of 84, just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.
|Real Name||Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, Dancer, Humanitarian, Entertainer, Businesswoman|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60
in Feet Inches- 5′
|Weight||in Kilograms- 58 kg
in Pounds- 127 lbs
|Date of Birth||April 1, 1932|
|Date of Death||December 28, 2016|
|Age (as in 2016)||84 Years|
|Birth Place||El Paso, Texas|
|Place of Death||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aries|
|Hometown||El Paso, Texas|
|School||Burbank High School|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Raymond Francis Reynolds (A Railroad Carpenter)
Mother– Maxine Harmon
|Boys, Affairs and More|
(m. 1955; div. 1959)
|Net Worth||$60 million|
Interesting Facts About Debbie Reynolds
- Did Debbie Reynolds smoke ?: Not known
- Did Debbie Reynolds drink alcohol?: Not known
- Debbie was of Scottish, Irish and English descent. She grew up in a strictly Nazarene church.
- When she was 16 years old, she won the Miss Burbank Beauty Contest during her schooldays.
- Shortly after winning the contest, she won a contract with Warner Bros and received a new first name through Jack Warner.
- In earlier days of her career she worked as a musician. In 1951 her song “Aba Daba Honeymoon” (in the movie Two Weeks with Love (1950) as a duet with Carleton Carpenter) was a top three hit.
- Her song Tammy earned her a gold record and in 1957 she was the best selling single of a singer.
- Debbie was also a dancer, according to Debbie, Gene Kelly, whom she described as a “great dancer and cinematic genius,” adding, “He made me a star. I was 18 and he taught me how to dance and work hard and engage. “
- Debbie appeared in 1948 for the first time in the movie June Bride.
- Her most famous film role was in Singin ‘in the Rain (1952) as Kathy Selden.
- Her starring role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) led to a nomination for the Oscar for Best Actress.
- Her first husband Eddie Fisher left her for Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was the girlfriend of Debbie Reynolds.