Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds
Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds (April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016) was an American actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian, and humanitarian. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her portrayal of Helen Kane in the 1950 film Three Little Words, and her breakout role was her first leading role, as Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Other 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 performance of the song "Tammy" reached number one on the Billboard music charts.[1] In 1959, she released her first pop music album, titled 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 Brown earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other films include The Singing Nun (1966), Divorce American Style (1967), What's the Matter with Helen? (1971), Charlotte's Web (1973), Mother (1996) (Golden Globe nomination), and In & Out (1997). Reynolds was also a cabaret performer. In 1979 she founded the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in North Hollywood, which still operates today. In 1969 she starred on television in the eponymous The Debbie Reynolds Show, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. In 1973 Reynolds starred in a Broadway revival of the musical Irene and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical. She was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance in A Gift of Love (1999) and an Emmy Award for playing Grace's mother Bobbi on Will & Grace. At the turn of the millennium, Reynolds reached a new younger generation with her role as Aggie Cromwell in Disney's Halloweentown series. In 1988 she released her autobiography titled, Debbie: My Life. In 2013, she released a second autobiography, Unsinkable: A Memoir. Reynolds also had several business ventures, including ownership of a dance studio and a Las Vegas hotel and casino, and she was an avid collector of film memorabilia, beginning with items purchased at the landmark 1970 MGM auction. She served as president of The Thalians, an organization dedicated to mental health causes. Reynolds continued to perform successfully on stage, television, and film into her eighties. In January 2015, Reynolds received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 2016 she received the Academy Awards Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. In the same year, a documentary about her life was released titled Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds; the film premiered on HBO on January 7, 2017. On December 28, 2016, Reynolds was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following a medical emergency, which her son Todd Fisher later described as a "severe stroke". She died that afternoon, one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.
Name Debbie Reynolds
Also Known As Mary Frances Reynolds, Mary Frances Reynolds
Birthday 1932-04-01
Deathday 2016-12-28
Gender Female
Homepage http://www.debbiereynolds.com/
IMDB Debbie Reynolds profile on IMDB
Place of Birth El Paso, Texas, USA
As: Herself
1992-11-25
The Bodyguard...
As: Kathy Selden
1952-04-10
Singin' in the Rain...
As: Nell Nash
1959-12-16
The Gazebo...
As: Herself (voice)
1998-05-22
Fear and Loathing in...
As: Berniece Brackett
1997-09-10
In & Out...
As: Eugenia
1993-12-24
Heaven & Earth...
As: Lilith 'Lily' Presco
1962-11-01
How the West Was Won...
As: Mrs. Claus / Mitzi /
1998-10-16
Rudolph the Red-Nose...
As: Beatrice Henderson
1996-12-25
Mother...
As: Agatha Cromwell
2006-10-20
Return to Halloweent...
As: Agatha Cromwell
2001-10-12
Halloweentown II: Ka...
As: Aggie Cromwell
1998-10-17
Halloweentown...
As: Aggie Cromwell
2004-10-08
Halloweentown High...
As: Adelle
1971-06-30
What's the Matter wi...
As: Helen Kane
1950-07-12
Three Little Words...
As: Molly Brown
1964-06-11
The Unsinkable Molly...
As: Mariette Larkin
1959-04-29
The Mating Game...
As: Tambree "Tammy" Tyre
1957-06-14
Tammy and the Bachel...
As: Polly Parish
1956-12-12
Bundle of Joy...
As: Julie Gillis
1955-11-04
The Tender Trap...
As: Charlotte A. Cavatic
1973-03-01
Charlotte's Web...
As: Melba Robinson
1950-01-01
Two Weeks with Love...
As: Ruth
1998-12-06
The Christmas Wish...
As: Gwen
1951-03-02
Mr. Imperium...
As: Judy Schneider / Jud
1953-03-20
I Love Melvin...
As: Sister Ann
1966-04-02
The Singing Nun...
As: Susan Beaurgard Land
1954-07-14
Susan Slept Here...
As: Charlie Sorel réinc
1964-11-18
Goodbye Charlie...
As: Herself
1960-12-21
Pepe...
As: Grandma Mazur
2012-01-27
One for the Money...
As: Piper Grayson
2001-02-12
These Old Broads...
As: Beulah Blanton
1998-11-01
Zack and Reba...
As: Barbara Harmon
1967-06-21
Divorce American Sty...
As: Peggy Brown
1960-07-10
The Rat Race...
As: Jane Hurley
1956-06-14
The Catered Affair...
As: Boo's Girlfriend at
1948-10-29
June Bride...
As: Minerva Mulvain
1954-11-04
Athena...
As: Jessica Anne Poole
1961-06-01
The Pleasure of His ...
As: Holly LeMaise aka Co
1959-06-19
Say One for Me...
As: Lucretia 'Lu' Rogers
1961-12-22
The Second Time Arou...
As: Herself (archive foo
2001-01-01
Cleopatra: The Film ...
As: Mary McKellaway
1963-10-24
Mary, Mary...
As: Helen
1992-01-12
Battling For Baby...
As: Janet Blake
1958-06-18
This Happy Feeling...
As: Suzy Doolittle
1953-12-03
Give a Girl a Break...
As: Herself
1956-03-09
Meet Me in Las Vegas...
As: Carol Pace
1955-03-04
Hit the Deck...
As: Maureen O'Grady
1950-03-30
The Daughter of Rosi...
As: Frances
2013-05-26
Behind the Candelabr...
As: Herself (archive foo
1983-02-25
Hollywood Out-takes ...
As: Janice Courtney
1963-04-03
My Six Loves...
As: Maggie Putnam
1959-09-04
It Started With A Ki...
As: Pansy Hammer
1953-08-14
The Affairs of Dobie...
As: Jenny Henderson
1968-08-21
How Sweet It Is!...
As: Amanda Cody
1989-04-09
Perry Mason: The Cas...
As: Debbie Reynolds (unc
1952-05-28
Skirts Ahoy!...
As: Herself
2004-04-16
Connie and Carla...
As: Herself - Co-Host /
1974-06-21
That's Entertainment...
As: Unknown
2016-03-11
The Slippers...
As: Herself
2015-03-15
Tab Hunter Confident...
As: Herself
2017-01-08
Bright Lights: Starr...
As: Herself
2002-09-24
Gene Kelly: Anatomy ...
As: Unknown
2008-10-14
Hollywood Singing an...
As: Herself - Co-Host /
1994-07-01
That's Entertainment...
As: Lulu Pickles (voice)
2000-09-14
Rugrats in Paris: Th...
As: Herself
1993-05-14
Jack L. Warner: The ...
As: Herself
2007-12-04
Mr. Warmth: The Don ...
As: Debbie Reynolds
2002-01-01
What a Glorious Feel...
As: Shirlee Allison
1999-11-21
A Gift of Love: The ...
As: Unknown
1976-02-01
The Sonny & Cher Sho...
As: Unknown
1999-01-31
Family Guy...
As: Unknown
2006-08-14
The One Show...
As: Unknown
1985-09-14
The Golden Girls...
As: Unknown
1977-09-24
The Love Boat...
As: Unknown
1962-10-01
The Tonight Show Sta...
As: Miss Debbie Reynolds
1982-09-20
Madame's Place...
As: Bobbi Adler
1998-09-21
Will & Grace...
As: Alice Farrell
1983-10-21
Jennifer Slept Here...
As: Unknown
1994-01-03
Intimate Portrait...
As: Unknown
1969-01-22
The Glen Campbell Go...
As: Unknown
1956-06-24
The Steve Allen Show...
As: Sydney Chase
1981-02-25
Aloha Paradise...
As: Unknown
1953-03-18
The Academy Awards...
As: Unknown
1976-08-31
Alice...
As: Unknown
2003-09-08
The Ellen DeGeneres ...
As: Unknown
1950-09-10
The Colgate Comedy H...
As: Unknown
1955-09-24
Ford Star Jubilee...
As: Unknown
1988-09-01
Sidewalks Entertainm...
As: Unknown
2002-06-07
Kim Possible...
As: Unknown
1990-04-19
Wings...
As: Unknown
1988-10-18
Roseanne...
As: Unknown
1983-09-21
Hotel...
As: Unknown
2002-01-15
First Monday...
As: Unknown
1948-06-20
The Ed Sullivan Show...
As: Unknown
1968-01-22
Rowan & Martin's Lau...
As: Unknown
1952-10-01
This Is Your Life...
As: Unknown
1958-10-08
Kraft Music Hall...
As: Debbie Thompson
1969-09-16
The Debbie Reynolds ...
As: Unknown
1969-09-19
Bracken's World...
As: Unknown
1961-09-17
The DuPont Show of t...
As: Unknown
1980-11-18
Barbara Mandrell and...
As: Lulu Pickles (voice)
1991-08-11
Rugrats...