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Reynolds, Debbie (1932–)

Reynolds, Debbie (1932–)

American actress and singer. Born Mary Frances Reynolds, April 1, 1932, in El Paso, TX; m. Eddie Fisher (singer), 1955 (div. 1959); m. Harry Karl (shoe magnate), 1960 (div. 1975); m. Richard Hamlett (real estate developer), 1984 (div.); children: Todd Fisher (tv director); Carrie Fisher (actress and writer).

Named Miss Burbank (CA, 1948); made film debut in June Bride (1948), followed by Three Little Words, Two Weeks with Love, Singin' in the Rain, Susan Slept Here, The Tender Trap, Bundle of Joy, Tammy and the Bachelor, This Happy Feeling, The Mating Game, The Pleasure of His Company, My Six Loves, Mary Mary, Goodbye Charlie, The Singing Nun and Mother, among others; starred on Broadway in a revival of Irene, on tv in "The Debbie Reynolds Show" (1969–70), and frequently in night-clubs; opened her own Las Vegas museum for her enormous collection of Hollywood memorabilia. Nominated for Oscar for performance in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964).

See also autobiography Debbie: My Life (1988).

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