Debbie Reynolds

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  • Birth Name: Mary Frances Reynolds
  • Birth Place: El Paso, Texas, United States
  • Died: December 28, 2016
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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Fast Facts

  • At 16, won the Miss Burbank beauty contest, which resulted in a contract with Warner Bros.
  • Allowed studio head Jack Warner to change her name from Mary Frances to Debbie, but refused to change her last name to Morgan.
  • Transferred to MGM and eventually landed a star-making role in the classic movie musical Singin' in the Rain (1952).
  • Co-founded the Thalians Mental Health Center for children with mental health issues at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1955.
  • Scored a radio hit with the song "Tammy," which was featured in her 1957 comedy Tammy and the Bachelor.
  • Broadway debut as the lead in a 1973 revival of the 1919 musical Irene won her rave reviews and an Outer Critics Circle award.
  • Released an autobiography, Debbie: My Life, in 1988.
  • Notable TV work included a recurring role as Grace's mother, Bobbi Adler, on Will & Grace and voicing Lulu Pickles on the Nickelodeon cartoon Rugrats.

Awards

  • 2015, Oscar — Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Winner
  • 1964, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1957, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1973, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 1957, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1965, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1951, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year: Nominee

Relationships

  • Carrie Fisher — Daughter
  • Todd Fisher — Son
  • Bill Reynolds — Brother
  • Raymond Francis Reynolds — Father
  • Maxene Harman Reynolds — Mother
  • Harry Karl — Ex-husband
  • Eddie Fisher — Ex-husband
  • Richard Hamlett — Ex-husband

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  • Birth Name: Mary Frances Reynolds
  • Birth Place: El Paso, Texas, United States
  • Died: December 28, 2016
  • Profession: Actor, Singer