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Debbie Reynolds

Musician / Writer / Stage Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress / Voice Actress / Screenwriter | * 04/01/1932 († 84, 12/28/2016) | El Paso, Texas (United States of America (USA))
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Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds (April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016) was an American actress, singer, and businesswoman. Her career spanned almost 70 years. 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. Her breakout role was her first leading role, as Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Her 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" reache... ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Music | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Debbie Reynolds

Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actress Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series 3x Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical

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Movies with Debbie Reynolds as Actress(94)

as Self (archive footage)2021 Sœur Sourire: Who Killed the Voice of God?
as herself2014 Committed
as Frances2013 Behind the Candelabra
as Grandma Mazur2012 One for the Money
as Aunt Lilith2012 In the Picture
as herself2009 The Brothers Warner
as Agatha Cromwell2006 Return to Halloweentown
as herself2004 Connie and Carla
as Aggie Cromwell2004 Halloweentown High
as Piper Grayson2001 These Old Broads
as Herself (archive footage)2001 Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
as Lulu Pickles (voice)2000 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
as Gwen2000 Virtual Mom
as herself1999 Keepers of the Frame
as Aggie Cromwell1998 Halloweentown
as Mrs. Claus / Mitzi / Mrs. Prancer / School Teacher (voice)1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
as Herself (voice)1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
as Ruth1998 The Christmas Wish
as Beulah Blanton1998 Zack and Reba
as Berniece Brackett1997 In & Out
as Beatrice Henderson1996 Mother
as herself1996 Wedding Bell Blues
as Herself - Co-Host / Narrator1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Eugenia1993 Heaven & Earth
as herself1992 The Bodyguard
as Helen1992 Battling For Baby
as Sadie1987 Sadie and Son
as herself1985 The Best of Broadway
as Herself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as Herself - Host / Narrator1974 That's Entertainment!
as Charlotte A. Cavatica1973 Charlotte's Web
as Adelle Bruckner1971 What's the Matter with Helen?
as Jenny Henderson1968 How Sweet It Is!
as Barbara Harmon1967 Divorce American Style
as Sister Ann1966 The Singing Nun
as Molly Brown1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown
as Charlie Sorel / Virginia Mason1964 Goodbye Charlie
as Mary McKellaway1963 Mary, Mary
as Janice Courtney1963 My Six Loves
as Lily Prescott1962 How the West Was Won
as Jessica Poole1961 The Pleasure of His Company
as Lu Rogers1961 The Second Time Around
as Nell Nash1960 The Gazebo
as Peggy Brown1960 The Rat Race
as herself1960 Pepe
as Holly LeMaise1959 Say One for Me
as Mariette Larkin1959 The Mating Game
as Maggie Putnam1959 It Started with a Kiss
as Janet Blake1958 This Happy Feeling
as Tammy Tyree1957 Tammy and the Bachelor
as Polly Parish1956 Bundle of Joy
as Debbie Reynolds (uncredited)1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
as Jane Hurley1956 The Catered Affair
as Carol Pace1955 Hit the Deck
as Julie Gillis1955 The Tender Trap
as Minerva Mulvain1954 Athena
as Susan Beaurgard Landis1954 Susan Slept Here
as Judy Schneider / Judy LeRoy1953 I Love Melvin
as Suzy Doolittle1953 Give a Girl a Break
as Pansy Hammer1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
as Debbie Reynolds (uncredited)1952 Skirts Ahoy!
as Kathy Selden1952 Singin' in the Rain
as Gwen1951 Mr. Imperium
as Maureen O'Grady1950 The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
as Helen Kane1950 Three Little Words
as Melba Robinson1950 Two Weeks with Love
as Boo's Girlfriend at Wedding1948 June Bride

TV Shows/Series with Debbie Reynolds as Actress(37)

Additional Information

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Full Name: Mary Frances Reynolds
Born: Friday, 04/01 1932 (April) in El Paso, Texas (United States of America (USA))
Died: Wednesday, 12/28 2016 (December) in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (aged: 84)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Burbank High School, John Burroughs High School
Employer: Warner Bros.
Record Label: MGM Records
Spouses (current/former): Harry Karl, Richard Hamlett, Eddie Fisher
Children: Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher
Father: Raymond Reynolds
Mother: Maxine Reynolds
Related to: Billie Lourd
Other names for Debbie Reynolds (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Mary Frances Reynolds"
Debbie Reynolds frequently works together with these people:
Phil LaMarr (29x, Actor)
Alexandra Breckenridge (27x, Actress)
Ralph Garman (26x, Actor)
Danny Smith (24x, Actor)
Nicole Sullivan (21x, Actress)
Tara Strong (20x, Actress)
Gary Cole (20x, Actor)
Mae Whitman (19x, Actress)
Fred Tatasciore (16x, Actor)
Sydney Guilaroff (16x, Crew)
Lucas Grabeel (15x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1910, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/22/2021