Debbie Reynolds is Hollywood Golden Era Movie Star

November 23, 2008

She’s a lengendary Movie Star from Hollywood’s Golden Era. Debbie Reynolds’ career has spanned six decades and has produced some of our favorite old movies. You can read her biography below, see photos and a vintage video.

She is still naturally beautiful today at age 76. Debbie Reynolds works occasionally too. You might remember her as Grace’s kooky mom on ‘Will and Grace.’ And more recently she entertained at the Robert D. Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College in California. In the course of her show, she mentioned growing up in Burbank, when the cost of a movie was 10 cents. Many in the room remembered that too.

Debbie Reynolds is the mom of Carrie Fisher – or Princess Leia to you Star Wars fans.

Debbie Reynolds Biography

Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds was born April 1, 1932 in El Paso, Texas so her age is 76. She is best known as a singer, dancer, and of course Hollywood Movie Star.

Growing up, Debbie was a girl scout and later, even a troop leader — but you probably guessed that. Her family moved to Burbank, California when she was a young teenager and at 16, Debbie won the ‘Miss Burbank’ pageant.

Her movie career is staggering – from the ‘Tammy’ films and ‘Singing in the Rain’ to ‘Bundle of Joy’ and ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ – for which she won an Oscar nomination.

She has been married and divorced three times. Her first marriage to teen star actor/singer Eddie Fisher produce two kids, Carrie Fisher and her brother Todd. That marriage ended in a very public divorce when Elizabeth Taylor had an affair with Eddie Fisher. It was considered one of the most scandalous affairs in Hollywood of that time. Anyway, Debbie was also married to Harry Karl and Richard Hamlett both businessmen.

She currently resides in Los Angeles next door to her daughter Carrie, and her granddaughter, Billie.

Debbie Reynolds from ‘Singing in the Rain’ Video

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