Debbie Reynold’s Legacy
April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016
Debbie Reynolds sadly passed away on Wednesday morning from a stroke at 84. Just less than 24 hours after her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher’s passing. According to Reynold’s son, Todd Fisher, her last words were heartbreaking as she expresses her sadness over her daughter’s sudden death. She told her son, “I want to be with Carrie”. Reynolds leaves a son and granddaughter, Billie Lourd.
Reynolds was best known for her role as Kathy Selden alongside Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain released in 1952. She has been quoted to say “I’ll keep singing and dancing until I’m too old to stand” and had continued to star in multiple MGM musicals including, but is not limited to Two Weeks with Love, I Love Melvin, and Susan Slept Here.
She was first nominated for an Oscar in 1965 for her work in The Unsinkable Molly Brown and her acting chops have earned her multiple other honors. Later in her career is where I personally discovered her as grandmother Aggie Cromwell, in the original Disney Channel movie series, Halloweentown. Her career had a span of nearly seven decades and is considered Hollywood Royalty alongside others like Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, among others. She and her daughter will be immensely missed and my heart goes out to their family at this time.
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