|Debbie Reynolds Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||April 1, 1932|
|Date of Death||December 28, 2016|
Debbie Reynolds was an American actor, singer, dancer, voice actor, producer, writer, and businessperson whose career spanned almost 70 years. She gained acclaim with her roles in movies such as Bundle of Joy, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Three Little Words, The Catered Affair, Singin’ in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor, How the West Was Won, Divorce American Style, The Singing Nun, What’s the Matter with Helen?, Charlotte’s Web, One for the Money, Goodbye Charlie, and In & Out. For her performance in the 1964 Metrocolor musical comedy film The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Debbie was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. On January 13, 1997, she was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6654 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Mary Frances Reynolds
Debbie, Frannie, Aba Dabba
She was born on April 1, 1932.
On December 28, 2016, she passed away following a stroke at the age of 84 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Debbie died one day after the death of her daughter.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, United States
El Paso, Texas, United States
Debbie Reynolds studied at John Burroughs High School and Burbank High School.
Actor, Singer, Dancer, Voice Actor, Producer, Writer, Businessperson
- Father – Raymond Francis “Ray” Reynolds (Carpenter who worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad)
- Mother – Maxene N. “Minnie” Harman
- Siblings – William Reynolds (2-year Older Brother)
- Others – William Granville Reynolds (Paternal Grandfather), Pearl Ruby Prigmore (Paternal Grandmother), Owen Harmon/Harman (Maternal Grandfather), Maxie Boone Dykeman (Maternal Grandmother), Billie Catherine Lourd (Granddaughter) (Actor)
Debbie Reynolds was signed to Warner Bros.
Vocals, French Horn, Bass, Violin
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, her net worth was $85 Million at the time of her death.
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
50 kg or 110 lbs
Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse
Debbie Reynolds had dated –
- Grover Asmus
- Glenn Ford (1950) – She had a short-termed romance with fellow actor Glenn Ford in 1950 and they also worked together in the films – It Started with a Kiss (1959) and The Gazebo (1959).
- Arthur M. Loew Jr. (1952)
- Robert Wagner (1953)
- Tab Hunter (1954)
- Eddie Fisher (1955-1959) – She got married to actor and singer Eddie Fisher in 1955 and they also co-starred in the film Bundle of Joy (1956). They were blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) and a son named Todd Emmanuel Fisher (b. February 24, 1958). The couple divorced in 1959 after it was revealed that Eddie had been having an affair with Elizabeth Taylor.
- Gustavo Rojo (1958-1959)
- Bob Neal (1959-1960)
- Scott Brady (1959) – RUMOR
- Agnes Moorehead (1960) – RUMOR
- Harry Karl (1960-1973) – She was married to millionaire businessperson Harry Karl from 1960 to 1973.
- Robert Fallon (1973-1981)
- Richard Hamlett (1984-1996) – Debbie’s 3rd marriage was to real estate developer and con man Richard Hamlett and it lasted from 1984 to 1996.
Race / Ethnicity
Debbie Reynolds was of English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, and French descent.
- Strong sultry voice
- Short height
Debbie Reynolds was cast in a TV commercial for Singer Sewing Machines in 1977.
She grew up in a strict Nazarene church.
Debbie Reynolds Favorite Things
- Film – Dark Victory (1939)
- Personal Favorite Film Of Her Own – The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
Source – IMDb
Debbie Reynolds Facts
- She was a Girl Scout as well as a member of The International Order of Job’s Daughters. She once said that she wanted to die as the world’s oldest living Girl Scout.
- Although her family struggled financially during her younger years, Debbie Reynolds once said, “We may have been poor,” adding, “but we always had something to eat, even if Dad had to go out in the desert and shoot jackrabbits.”
- In 1939, her family shifted to Burbank, California.
- She won the Miss Burbank beauty contest in 1948.
- It was Jack L. Warner, president of the Warner Bros. Studios, who gave her the stage name “Debbie”.
- In the 1995 made-for-television biographical film Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story, she is portrayed by Judith Jones.
- She was friends with Jane Powell, Hugh O’Brian, Shelley Winters, and Terry Moore.
- Debbie Reynolds died a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher and according to Debbie’s son, she had said, “I want to be with Carrie” immediately prior to suffering the stroke that later took her life.
- Her footprints and handprints are preserved at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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