Breaking: Debbie Reynolds Dies At Age 84, One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher Passes Away

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

Just one day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away, actress Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84.

Reynolds was rushed to the hospital after reportedly suffering a stroke while making funeral preparations for her daughter.

Born on April 1, 1932, Reynolds was best known for her roles in several films, including How the West Was Won, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Singing Nun. Her performance as Molly Brown in the 1964 film The Unsinkable Molly Brown earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Reynolds was also an accomplished singer, having appeared in several notable Broadway productions.

She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her part in Irene, in 1973.

While she was a well-loved and respected entertainer, her personal life also made headlines. She was married three times, the first time to Eddie Fisher in 1955. Their marriage ended in 1959 after Fisher had an affair with Reynolds’ good friend, Elizabeth Taylor.

In her later years, Reynolds continued performing, often collaborating with her daughter Carrie.

She leaves behind son Todd Fisher and granddaughter Billie Lourd, as well many fans and followers.

Photo Source: Twitter / Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds was born as Mary Frances Reynolds in 1932 in Texas. She and her family moved to California, where she won a beauty pageant in 1948. Soon after, her career launched with a contract from Warner Bros. She then changed her name to Debbie.

Over the course of her career, Reynolds appeared in many films and stage productions. She wasn’t just a brilliant actress — she was also a fantastic singer. She was nominated for (and won) many prestigious awards.

In 1956, she gave birth to Carrie Fisher, who later became a legendary actress, writer, and activist in her own right.

Later in life, Reynolds continued performing in addition to being active in multiple organizations and businesses, even working with her daughter on projects.

She will be missed by many who will remember her not just for her work, but also for her grace and beauty.

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