Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds was a businesswoman, singer, and actress from the United States. Her career lasted seven decades.
Reynolds was born in El Paso, Texas, on April 1, 1932, to Maxene N. “Minnie” Harman and Raymond Francis “Ray” Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad.
She won a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer for her role as Helen Kane in the 1950 film Three Little Words.
Her breakthrough performance in Singin’ in the Rain as Kathy Selden was her first major role (1952). Her other filmography includes The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953) and Susan Slept Here (1954). (1954).
Reynolds received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in January 2015. She earned the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2016.
The next year, a documentary about her life, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, was released, which turned out to be her final cinematic performance; the film premiered on HBO on January 7, 2017.
Reynolds died on December 28, 2016, one day after her daughter, fellow actress Carrie Fisher, died of a hemorrhagic stroke.
Debbie Reynolds’ only children were Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher. Reynolds’ high-profile marriage to musician Eddie Fisher produced the two children.
Who is Debbie Reynolds’ Grand Daughter Billie Lourd?
Billie Catherine Lourd was born in Los Angeles, California, on July 17, 1992, as the only child of actress Carrie Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd.
Lourd is also the only grandchild of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, as well as the niece of actors Todd Fisher, Joely Fisher, and Tricia Leigh Fisher. Her father’s marriage to Bruce Bozzi produced a sister, Ava, whom her father formally adopted.
She is best known for her appearances in the Fox horror comedy series Scream Queens (2015-2016) and the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story (2017-present). In the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015-2019), she plays Lieutenant Connix.