Multi-talented Screen Legend Debbie Reynolds Dies at 84

Just one day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed, screen legend Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday as a result of a stroke.

The Hollywood star has been a household name since the ’50s. She broke out onto the silver screen as Helen Kane in 1950’s “Three Little Words, ” and at 19 was propelled to stardom in the 1952 hit  “Singin’ in the Rain.” Acting was not the limits of her talents, as a business woman she operated her own hotel in Las Vegas and was a noted film memorabilia collector. Reynolds continued to perform successfully on stage, television, and film into her eighties. Just last year, she received the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2016 Academy Awards Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

One day separated Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher’s passings. Fisher of cardiac arrest, and Reynolds of a massive stroke. The duo was known for their wacky, competitive but loving relationship as seen in their 2016 documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.”

 

Their complicated relationship was chronicled in Fisher’s 1987 semi-biographical novel “Postcards from the Edge,” which was later adapted into film in 1990 by Fisher and starred Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine and Dennis Quaid.

 

Debbie Reynolds was 84.

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