Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds was an American actress, singer, and businesswoman who lived from April 1, 1932, to December 28, 2016.
Her career lasted for nearly 70 years. Her depiction of Helen Kane in the 1950 movie Three Little Words earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Her breakthrough performance was in Singin’ in the Rain as Kathy Selden, her first main role (1952).
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 rendition of the song “Tammy” peaked at number one on the Billboard music charts, are among her other successes.
She issued Debbie, her debut pop music album, in 1959. In addition, Reynolds had a number of business endeavors, including ownership of a dance studio and a hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
Reynolds was also a fervent collector of movie memorabilia, starting with pieces bought at the historic 1970 MGM auction. She presided over The Thalians, a group that supports causes related to mental health.
One day after her daughter, fellow actress Carrie Fisher, passed away on December 27, 2016, Reynolds passed away as a result of a hemorrhagic stroke.
What were Debbie Reynolds Last Words?
Todd Fisher, Debbie Reynolds’ lone child, has shared his mother’s poignant final words, one day after the renowned Hollywood star’s terrible passing at age 84 on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
According to a report from her son, Debbie wanted to be with Carrie. Her last words read:
“I Want to Be With Carrie”