It was probably the 1962 Cinerama epic, How The West Was Won (pictured above) that I first took notice of actress Debbie Reynolds.
Then, two years later, she gave an outstanding performance in The Unsinkable Molly Brown. It was probably that movie that I first learned of the story of the sinking of the Titanic.
It was stunning, but understandable, that Debbie Reynolds passed away one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher's death.
According to the Los Angeles Times:
Debbie Reynolds’ life was the stuff of movie legend, from her start as an ingenue playing opposite Gene Kelly in the classic 1952 musical “Singin’ in the Rain,” to her part in one of Hollywood’s most notorious scandals.
And her death Wednesday at the age of 84 had the kind of tragic story line Hollywood made famous, coming only one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher, died at the age of 60.
Reynolds’ son Todd told media outlets that his mother was under stress over the death of her daughter and suffered a stroke at her home at about noon. Reynolds told him she missed her daughter and wanted to be with her.According to news reports, she and her son were discussing Fisher's funeral arrangements when the stroke hit.
She was one of the last links to the "old Hollywood" where stars were really stars and they could do anything, such as drama, comedy, singing, dancing and even riding horses.
She could do it all and did.
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