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Debbie Reynolds as Helen Kane
Debbie Reynolds

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Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an Amercian actress, singer, and dancer. (MGM) gave her a small but significant part in the film Three Little Words (1950) where she played the role of Helen Kane in the musical Good Boy. After her debut in Three Little Words, Debbie was then signed to a seven-year contract.  Debbie 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 Seldon in Singin' in the Rain, that set her on the path to fame. By the mid-1950s, she was a major star. She is a noted businesswoman, having operated her own hotel in Las Vegas. Reynolds is also a collector of film memorabilia, beginning with the landmark 1970 MGM auction. She is the former president of The Thalians, an organization dedicated to mental health causes. She continues to perform successfully on stage, television and film. In January 2015, Reynolds received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In August 2015, it was announced Reynolds would be the recipient of the Academy Awards Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Death

On December 23, 2016, Reynolds's daughter, actress and writer Carrie Fisher, suffered a medical emergency on a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles, and died on December 27 at the age of 60. The following day Reynolds was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after suffering a "severe stroke", according to son Todd Fisher. Later that afternoon, Reynolds died in the hospital.

Trivia

  • Helen Kane was brought in the studios to dub Debbie Reynolds voice, Helen also taught Debbie her mannerisms.
  • Debbie Reynolds had a hit with the song Aba Daba Honeymoon which was released in (1950). One year later (1951) Helen Kane released the same song.

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