Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, mother of actress Carrie Fisher, passed away on 28 December 2016 following a brief illness. She was 84.
Her death came just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, who died on 27 December 2016 following a heart attack.
About Debbie Reynolds
• She was born as Mary Frances Reynolds in April 1932. It was Warner Brothers who changed her name to Debbie.
• She made her feature acting debut in 1950 in The Daughter of Rosie O`Grady.
• She was signed by MGM in 1950 and that year, Reynolds performed the hit duet Aba Daba Honeymoon with Carleton Carpenter.
• Reynolds rose to stardom in the film Singin` In the Rain in which she starred opposite Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Donald O`Connor, Fred Astaire, and Dick Van Dyke.
• Her fame grew with leading roles in Susan Slept Here with Dick Powell, The Tender Trap with Frank Sinatra, Bundle of Joy with then-husband Fisher, It Started with A Kiss with Glenn Ford and The Pleasure of His Company with Astaire.
• She was nominated for Best Actress performance in Academy Awards for the 1964 musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown.