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Debbie Reynolds

 
Date Of Death:
December 28, 2016 (???)
Birth Place:
El Paso, TX, USA
Bio:
Debbie Reynolds was an American actress, singer, entertainer, businesswoman, film historian, humanitarian and a noted former collector of film memorabilia. Her breakout role was the portrayal of Helen Kane in the 1950 film "Three Little Words", for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 01, 1932
Date of Death: December 28, 2016 (84)

Birth Place: El Paso, TX, USA

Bio:
Debbie Reynolds was an American actress, singer, entertainer, businesswoman, film historian, humanitarian and a noted former collector of film memorabilia. Her breakout role was the portrayal of Helen Kane in the 1950 film "Three Little Words", for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Tess Harding [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1976
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1973
Irene O'Dare
  [US Tour]
West Coast Revival, 1977
Annie Oakley

Photos

Debbie Reynolds & Harvey Evans & Barbara Cook
attending the Opening Night of Debbie R Photo

Debbie Reynolds & Harvey Evans & Barbara Cook attending the Opening Night of Debbie Reynolds at the Cafe Carlyle, Carlyle Hotel in New York City. June 3, 2009

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Debbie Reynolds & Barbara Cook
attending the Opening Night of Debbie Reynolds at the  Photo

Debbie Reynolds & Barbara Cook attending the Opening Night of Debbie Reynolds at the Cafe Carlyle, Carlyle Hotel in New York City. June 3, 2009

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08/09/2017
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Photo

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

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01/01/2017
Debbie Reynolds  Photo

Debbie Reynolds

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Opening Night of Debbie Reynolds at the Cafe Carlyle, Carlyle Hotel in New York City. Photo

Opening Night of Debbie Reynolds at the Cafe Carlyle, Carlyle Hotel in New York City. June 3, 2009

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01/01/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Tess Harding [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1976
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1973
Irene O'Dare

  [US Tour]
West Coast Revival, 1977
Annie Oakley

Debbie Reynolds Biography

Debbie Reynolds was an American actress, singer, entertainer, businesswoman, film historian, humanitarian and a noted former collector of film memorabilia. Her breakout role was the portrayal of Helen Kane in the 1950 film "Three Little Words", for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.

However, it was her first leading role in 1952 at age 19, as Kathy Selden in "Singin' in the Rain," that set her on the path to fame. By the mid-1950s, she was a major star. Other notable successes include "The Affairs of Dobie Gillis," "Susan Slept Here," "Bundle of Joy," for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, "The Catered Affair," and and "Tammy and the Bachelor," in which her rendering of the song "Tammy" reached number one on the music charts.

She starred in "How the West Was Won," and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown." Her performance as Molly Brown earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Her other notable films include "The Singing Nun," "Divorce American Style," "What's the Matter with Helen?," "Mother (1996 Golden Globe nomination)," and "In & Out."

Reynolds is also a noted cabaret performer. In 1979 she founded the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in North Hollywood, which still operates today.

In 1973 Reynolds starred in a Broadway revival of the musical "Irene" and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical. In 1969 she starred in her own television show, "The Debbie Reynolds Show," for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance in "A Gift of Love" and an Emmy Award for playing Grace's mother Bobbi on "Will & Grace."

In 1988 she released her autobiography titled, "Debbie: My Life." In 2013, she released an updated version titled "Unsinkable: A Memoir."

Reynolds died after suffering a stroke, one day after the passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher.

Debbie Reynolds Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Debbie Reynolds, Irene
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Debbie Reynolds, Irene

Debbie Reynolds News

El Portal Theatre Presents Triple Threat Weekend Music Festival Next Month Photo El Portal Theatre Presents Triple Threat Weekend Music Festival Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

El Portal Theatre in association with 3000 miles Off-Broadway presents TRIBUTE FEST featuring BOHEMIAN QUEEN, KISSED ALIVE, and JIM CURRY featuring the music of John Denver.

BWW Interview: Chatting with Minnesota Native and Former Miss America Dorothy Benham Photo BWW Interview: Chatting with Minnesota Native and Former Miss America Dorothy Benham
by Jared Fessler - Jun 10, 2022

Dorothy Benham is a Minnesota native and is a former Miss Minnesota and Miss America. Dorthy made her Broadway debut in 'Jerome Robbins Broadway.' She is a trained singer and has a book out titled 'The Bastard Queen.'

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Birmingham Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Laura Lott - Jun 8, 2022

Often cited as one of the best movie musicals ever made, the 1952 romantic comedy Singin’ In The Rain, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, has a special place in many people's hearts. It was first adapted for the West End stage in 1983 and since then there have been multiple productions. The current UK tour is a revival of the 2012 London production and is a faithful recreation of the movie, following Betty Comden and Adolph Green's screenplay almost to the letter and including all the songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed that originally featured. If there's a scene, a line or even a visual gag that you love in the film, chances are it's also in the stage adaptation.

Photos: See Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson & More in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Photo Photos: See Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson & More in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Celebrity Autobiography, the international hit comedy Broadway sensation and winner of the Drama Desk Award returned to NYC for two LIVE performances Monday, May 2 at 7pm and 9pm at the show's original home, The Triad (158 West 72nd St).

The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit Photo The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 23, 2022

‚ÄúFor most, our mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.¬† Our mother‚Äôs love is unconditional and only grows stronger over a lifetime,‚ÄĚ says Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum).

Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY NYC Shows Photo Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY NYC Shows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Celebrity Autobiography, the international hit comedy Broadway sensation and winner of the Drama Desk Award will return to NYC for two LIVE performances Monday, May 2 at 7pm and 9pm at the show’s original home, The Triad (158 West 72nd St).

Actors Theatre Of Indiana Announces 2022 Season With Feinsteins At Hotel Carmichael Photo Actors Theatre Of Indiana Announces 2022 Season With Feinsteins At Hotel Carmichael
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2022

Actors Theatre of Indiana has announced its 2022 ATI LIVE at Feinstein's presents….lineup as they continue their second year of partnership with Feinstein's at Hotel Carmichael in Carmel IN.   

Washington DC's Historic National Theatre Foundation Adds New Board Members Photo Washington DC's Historic National Theatre Foundation Adds New Board Members
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 20, 2022

Washington DC's oldest continuously operating theatre, The National Theatre has added four distinguished new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the theatre's Board are private equity pioneer Daryn Dodson, longtime non-profit and arts leader Peter Jablow, innovative advertising and marketing executive Jean Komendera, and civic leader and two-term Washington DC Mayor, Anthony A. Williams.

Susan Lucci to Headline CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Adelphi PAC Photo Susan Lucci to Headline CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Adelphi PAC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022

Hilarity takes over the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Saturday, April 30, when the award-winning Broadway comedy 'Celebrity Autobiography' makes its debut on the Westermann Stage.

CANTANDO BAJO LA LLUVIA llega a Madrid en septiembre Photo CANTANDO BAJO LA LLUVIA llega a Madrid en septiembre
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - Mar 14, 2022

El musical de Manu Guix y Àngel Llácer se estrenará en el Teatro Apolo.

Debbie Reynolds Videos

Living Room Concerts: Stefanie Caccamo Performs 'The World Must Be Bigger Than an Ave VideoLiving Room Concerts: Stefanie Caccamo Performs 'The World Must Be Bigger Than an Avenue' From Musical IRENE
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 13, 2020

Next up in our Living Room Concerts series is the brilliant Stefanie Caccamo - an Australian musical theatre actress now based in London. She brings us a performance from the 1919 Broadway musical Irene - check out the video below!

VIDEO: Watch Billie Lourd Sing 'American Girl' in Honor of Her Mom, Carrie Fisher VideoVIDEO: Watch Billie Lourd Sing 'American Girl' in Honor of Her Mom, Carrie Fisher
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2019

Actress Billie Lourd honored her late mother, Carrie Fisher, in an Instagram video posted earlier today.

VIDEO: Derek Hough-Led SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is Still in The Works VideoVIDEO: Derek Hough-Led SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is Still in The Works
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2019

In 2016, Derek Hough was set to star in a Broadway revival of Singin' In The Rain. However, later that year, BroadwayWorld reported that the production had been cancelled, due to lack of available theatres.

VIDEO: On This Day, December 28- Remembering Debbie Reynolds VideoVIDEO: On This Day, December 28- Remembering Debbie Reynolds
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 28, 2018

Reynolds' career began unexpectedly in 1948 when she won a beauty contest at the age of 16. Two of the contest judges were scouts from Warner Brothers and MGM. When they heard Reynolds' show-stopping rendition of Betty Hutton's 'I'm Just a Square in a Social Circle,' they took an interest in the talented singer.

VIDEO: The Muny Preps for Heavy Weather! See Rehearsals for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN VideoVIDEO: The Muny Preps for Heavy Weather! See Rehearsals for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2018

The Muny presents Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Broadway, film and television stars Corbin Bleuand Jeffrey Schecter portray Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, respectively, and former Muny Kid, Muny Teen and Indiana University student Berklea Going will star as Kathy Selden. Singin' in the Rain is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Rommy Sandhu with music direction by Ben Whiteley. Singin' in the Rain is proudly sponsored by Ameren.

VIDEO: WILL & GRACE's 'Gay Olde Christmas Special' Travels Back in Time VideoVIDEO: WILL & GRACE's 'Gay Olde Christmas Special' Travels Back in Time
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 6, 2017

On a special holiday episode of WILL & GRACE titled 'A Gay Olde Christmas', Will and Grace revisit early twentieth century New York to explore homosexuality in 1912. Get a first look below!

VIDEO: Debbie Reynolds & More Honored in TONY AWARDS In Memoriam Segment
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 11, 2017

Debbie Reynolds, Gene Wilder, Florence Henderson, James Nederlander more legends of Broadway were honored during the In Memoriam segment of the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the video below.

VIDEO: Watch Live at 4pm Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds Memorial
by Robert Diamond - Mar 25, 2017

A public memorial for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will be held today at 1pm PST, 4PM EST at 1pm, March 25 at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, where the mother/daughter are buried. The ceremony will be held in a 1,200 seat theater at the cemetery and live-streamed below. 

VIDEO: Broadway Stars Recreate Iconic 'Good Morning' Number in Tribute to Debbie Reynolds
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 13, 2017

In honor of the late, legendary actress Debbie Reynolds, THE BOOK OF MORMON's Christopher Rice recreated the classic 'Good Morning' number from the film 'Singing in the Rain.' 

VIDEO: Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds Honored with Moving Tribute at GOLDEN GLOBES
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 9, 2017

During last night's GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS on NBC, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association paid tribute to late mother-daughter duo Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who passed away within a day of each other late last month.


Debbie Reynolds Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Debbie Reynolds been in?
Debbie Reynolds has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Debbie Reynolds been in?
Debbie Reynolds has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Debbie Reynolds been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Irene and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Irene .

What awards has Debbie Reynolds won?
Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ireneand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Irene.