Debbie Reynolds Dies


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Singer and actress Debbie Reynolds, who played opposite to Gene Kelly in the classic 1952 musical "Singing In The Rain," has died. She was 84.

Reynolds died just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher, after suffering from a suspected stroke, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Reynolds had numerous roles in film and television, but received her only Oscar nomination in 1964 for her portrayal of the titular character in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown."

Her other films included “The Affairs of Dobie Gillis” (1953) with Bobby Van, “The Rat Race” (1960) with Tony Curtis, “How the West Was Won” (1962) with many stars of the era, and “Divorce American Style” (1967) with Dick Van Dyke.

Her other films included “The Affairs of Dobie Gillis” (1953) with Bobby Van, “The Rat Race” (1960) with Tony Curtis, “How the West Was Won” (1962) with many stars of the era, and “Divorce American Style” (1967) with Dick Van Dyke.

As well, Reynolds had a long career on the small screen as well, including the 1969 sitcom “The Debbie Reynolds Show,” and her recurring Emmy-nominated role as Grace’s eccentric actress mother on the NBC show “Will & Grace.”

In 1992, Reynolds tried her hand in the casino business, purchasing the Clarion Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and re-naming it the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel. However, success eluded her and the venture closed in 1997.

Reynolds was also a prolific collector of movie memorabilia, starting with extensive purchases during an auction of MGM's costumes and prop storage in 1970.

Reynolds is survived by her son Todd, and her granddaughter, actress Billie Lourde.