Singin’ in the Rain actress, Debbie Reynolds- Facts
The exceptional Debbie Reynolds who is best known for her movies like Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown passed away on 28th December 2016 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Who does not the iconic American actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian, and humanitarian, Debbie Reynolds? However, there might be some facts that might have slipped out. Here are some of the fast and interesting facts about the legendary Debbie Reynolds:
- Reynolds is of Scottish-Irish and English ancestry. She was raised in a strict Nazarene church.
- Reynolds was a Girl Scout and said that she once wanted to die as the oldest living Girl Scout.
- Reynolds won the Miss Burbank beauty contest in 1948.
- Reynolds did not have a luxurious childhood; her father dug ditches while her mother did laundry for a living.
- She was tomboyish in her school days.
- She came into the limelight for her movie Singin’ in the Rain in 1952 which was a satire to Hollywood movie making.
- Debbie has won an Academy Award for Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
- Debbie Reynolds died due to a severe stroke a day after her daughter, actress, and writer Carrie Fisher died. Her last words were ‘I want to be with Carrie’.
- Debbie had her own dance studio in North Hollywood.
- After her death, Debbie Reynolds received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
- Debbie revealed that she was a virgin when she married Eddie Fisher.
- Debbie’s husband Eddie Fisher left her for Debbie’s closest Hollywood friend, Elizabeth Taylor.
- Debbie had begun her movie career at the age of 19 and went to the piano to shed tears when thing got tough.
- Fred Astaire gave her personal dance training.
- Debbie’s brother William was a makeup artist.
- Reynolds’ collected the props and costumes of classic movies in 1970.
- She had filed for bankruptcy in 1997.
- Debbie Reynolds stands tall at the height of 1.57m.
- Reynolds was known to be a nice lady who avoided fights. Reynolds rib had broken when she was filming the sitcom Roseanne and had to film a fight with Roseanne but only revealed it only a year later.
The iconic film historian will be dearly missed. 2016 has taken from us many Hollywood legends and Debbie Reynolds stands as one. We have lost a true jewel!