“Forgotten Hollywood”- Debbie Reynolds Stricken and Dies…

Posted on December 28, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The death of her child was simply just too tough to comprehend. Debbie Reynolds had been rushed to the hospital, just a day after the passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher. Her son Todd called this a medical emergency. Debbie and Carrie were quite close, and the legendary actress was distraught over her latest personal tragedy. The family was in the process of making funeral arrangements.

“`Debbie Reynolds was one of Hollywood’s brightest stars during the 1950s and 1960s, and is best known for her part in Singing in the Rain in 1952. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Other films include How the West was Won and The Singing NunReynolds also had several hit records, and went #1 with the song Tammy from Tammy and the Bachelor. She continued to stay active, preserving memorabilia. And, she made sure MGM costumes and artifacts would end up in appropriate Hollywood museums.

“`Reynolds was married to Eddie Fisher from 1955 to 1959, and they had two children. He left her to wed Elizabeth Taylor. Two other husbands made foolish business deals, and cost Debbie millions of dollars; leaving her almost broke, and eventually, thrice divorced.

“`She received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, but was too weak to attend the event. Reynolds was recognized for her decades-long commitment to various charities, including the mental-health organization she founded, The Thalians. Debbie was a benefactor of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. On a personal note, I interviewed her in 2012 on my Forgotten Hollywood Radio Show. Ms. Reynolds additionally owned a personal copy of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History.

“`The Los Angeles Fire Department had confirmed the transport of an adult female in fair-to-serious condition at 1p to  Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  Reynolds may have suffered stress-induced cardiomyopathy, or takotsubo syndrome. She died just 32 hours after the loss of her beloved Carrie. My thoughts and prayers to her family for enduring extraordinary adversity; an unbelievable turn of tragic events.

“`Debbie Reynolds was 84; a singularly buoyant personality to grace the screen.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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