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Debbie Reynolds is a Actor American born on 1 april 1932 at El Paso (USA)

Debbie Reynolds

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Birth name Mary Frances Reynolds
Nationality USA
Birth 1 april 1932 at El Paso (USA)
Death 28 december 2016 (at 84 years)
Awards Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award

Debbie Reynolds (born Mary Frances Reynolds; April 1, 1932) is an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and film historian.
Her breakout role was portraying 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 Seldon 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 (1953), Susan Slept Here (1954), Bundle of Joy (1956 Golden Globe nomination), The Catered Affair (1956 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress Winner), Tammy and the Bachelor (1957), in which her rendering of the song "Tammy" reached number one on the music charts. In 1959, she released her first pop music album titled Debbie.

She starred in How the West Was Won (1963), and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), a biographical film about the famously boisterous 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 (1966), Divorce American Style (1967), What's the Matter with Helen? (1971), Mother (1996 Golden Globe nomination), and In & Out (1997). 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 (1999) and an Emmy Award for playing Grace's mother Bobbi on Will & Grace. Reynolds is known for her role as Aggie Cromwell in Disney's Halloweentown series. In 1988, she released her autobiography titled, Debbie: My Life. In 2013, she released an updated version titled Unsinkable: A Memoir.

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.

Biography

Elle est la fille d'un charpentier d'El Paso (Texas).




Carrière
Son premier rôle est celui de Helen Kane dans le film Three Little Words en 1950, pour lequel elle est nommée pour le Golden Globe du meilleur espoir.



En 1952, elle apprend très vite la danse grâce à Gene Kelly, qui la choisit pour son film Chantons sous la pluie, et cela bien qu'elle ne sache pas danser. Le film rencontre un immense succès et Debbie est propulsée au rang des grandes vedettes d'Hollywood de l'époque.

D’autres réussites notoires sont à souligner telles que The Affairs of Dobie Gillis en 1953 ; Suzanne découche en 1954 ; Bundle of Joy en 1956 avec une nomination pour les Golden Globe ; The Catered Affair (prix du National Board of Review meilleur espoir féminin remporté en 1956) et Tammy and the Bachelor en 1957 qui la place en première position au hit des chansons.

En 1959, elle enregistre son premier album studio intitulé Debbie.

Elle est vedette dans le film La Conquête de l’Ouest en 1962 et La Reine du Colorado en 1964, la biographie de la célèbre militante Margaret Brown dite « Molly » Brown. En 1965, elle est parmi les quatre sélectionnées pour l'Oscar de la meilleure actrice pour son interprétation dans le rôle de Molly Brown. Parmi les autres films à son palmarès, on peut citer : Dominique, en 1966, où elle joue le personnage de Sœur Ann ; Divorce à l'américaine, en 1966, où elle interprète le personnage de Barbara Harmon ; en 1971, What's the Matter with Helen? dans le rôle de Adelle Bruckner (Stuart) ; Mother, en 1996, qui lui vaut une nomination aux Golden Globe et, enfin, In and Out en 1997.

Debbie Reynolds est également connue pour ses numéros de cabaret. En 1979, elle fonde le Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio au nord d’Hollywood, lequel est toujours en activité.


Shows télévisés
En 1969, elle est la vedette dans sa propre émission de télévision The Debbie Reynolds Show pour laquelle elle est nommée aux Golden Globe. Elle a aussi été nommée pour un Daytime Emmy Award pour son interprétation dans A Gift of Love et a été primée Primetime Emmy Award de la meilleure actrice invitée dans une série télévisée comique dans le rôle de la mère de Grace “Bobbi Adler” dans la série Will et Grace.

Debbie Reynolds fait aussi des apparitions dans des émissions et joue régulièrement dans plusieurs sitcoms durant les années 1990.


Broadway

En 1973, Debbie Reynolds est vedette à Broadway dans la comédie musicale Irene . Elle est nommée aux Tony Awards pour la meilleure actrice dans une comédie musicale.


Famille, vie privée

Debbie Reynolds fait la connaissance d’Eddie Fisher qu’elle épouse le 18 septembre 1955. Ils ont deux enfants : Todd et Carrie (la future Princesse Leia de Star Wars).

Debbie Reynolds est la grand-mère de Billie Lourd, la mère de Carrie Fisher et la belle-mère de l'agent artistique Bryan Lourd.

Durant sa carrière de cinéma, elle enregistre des chansons et fait un succès discographique, dans le film Tammy and the Bachelor, avec la chanson Tammy en 1958. Elle est d’ailleurs présélectionnée pour l'Oscar de la meilleure chanson originale.

Debbie divorce d'Eddie en 1959 (celui-ci ne tarde pas à épouser Elizabeth Taylor). Elle épouse en 1960 Harry Karl, riche industriel de la chaussure, mais qui dilapide l’essentiel de la fortune de sa femme — ils divorcent en 1973. Puis elle se marie en 1984 avec Richard Hamlett — ils divorcent en 1996.


Dernières années

En 1972, l’actrice crée le Hollywood Motion Picture Museum, un musée consacré à Hollywood, dans lequel elle a rassemblé des milliers de costumes, affiches, autographes.


Déclin
De fil en aiguille, elle fait des apparitions dans les sitcoms, des téléfilms et quelques films sans grand succès.

Elle finit par avoir des difficultés financières et est contrainte d’organiser une vente aux enchères et de vendre plus de trois mille cinq cents costumes ainsi que de nombreux documents de sa collection. La vente se tient le 18 juin 2011 ; entre autres est vendue, pour 4,6 millions de dollars, la célèbre robe blanche portée par Marilyn Monroe dans la mythique scène de la bouche d'aération de métro du film Sept ans de réflexion. Une seconde vente a lieu en décembre 2011.


Décès
Le 28 décembre 2016, un jour seulement après la mort de sa fille Carrie Fisher (qui a succombé à une crise cardiaque), Debbie Reynolds est transportée aux urgences du Centre médical Cedars-Sinai pour un AVC. Elle meurt quelques heures plus tard à l'âge de 84 ans.

Reynolds est inhumée le 5 janvier 2017 avec sa fille au cimetière Forest Lawn d'Hollywood Hills, à Los Angeles. Un hommage public est organisé le 25 mars 2017, après que ses proches se sont recueillis en privé.

Best films

In & Out (1997)
(Actress)
How the West Was Won (1962)
(Actress)
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
(Actress)
Susan Slept Here (1954)
(Actress)

Usually with

Cedric Gibbons
Cedric Gibbons
(13 films)
Helen Rose
Helen Rose
(12 films)
Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
(5 films)
Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Debbie Reynolds (64 films)

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Actress

Behind the Candelabra, 1h58
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds, Scott Bakula
Roles Frances
Rating69% 3.4970453.4970453.4970453.4970453.497045
In 1977, 18-year-old Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), who works as an animal trainer for films, meets Bob Black (Scott Bakula), a Hollywood producer, in a gay bar in Los Angeles. At Black's urging, he leaves his adopted home in search of better-paying work. Black introduces Thorson to Liberace (Michael Douglas), who takes an immediate liking to the handsome younger man. Liberace invites the two backstage and then to his luxurious home in Las Vegas. Thorson observes that one of Liberace's beloved dogs is suffering from a temporary form of blindness, and with his veterinary assistant background, informs the famous pianist that he knows how to cure the condition. After treating the dog, Thorson becomes Liberace's "assistant" at the performer's request.
One for the Money, 1h31
Directed by Julie Anne Robinson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd, Debbie Reynolds
Roles Grandma Mazur
Rating53% 2.652652.652652.652652.652652.65265
Stephanie Plum, out of work and out of cash, turns in desperation to her disreputable cousin Vinnie, of Vinnie's Bail Bonds, for work. Despite having no equipment, training or particular skill she becomes a bail enforcement agent, chasing after Vinnie's highest stakes bail jumper: Joe Morelli, a former vice cop who is wanted for murder, who also happened to seduce and dump Stephanie back in high school after taking her virginity.
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Richard Morton Sherman, Robert Bernard Sherman, Roy E. Disney, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, John Williams
Roles Herself
Rating76% 3.8346653.8346653.8346653.8346653.834665
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story est un fascinant documentaire sur les frères Sherman, le duo extraordinairement prolifique oscarisé à qui l'on doit tant de chansons, et dont la grande réussite professionnelle dans le divertissement familial cachait des différences de vues de plus en plus grandes au cours de leurs soixante années de partenariat.
Return to Halloweentown, 1h28
Directed by David Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Sara Paxton, Joey Zimmerman, Judith Hoag, Lucas Grabeel, Keone Young, Summer Bishil
Roles Agatha Cromwell
Rating54% 2.7001352.7001352.7001352.7001352.700135
Marnie and Dylan are going to follow their dreams to go to college, at Halloweentown University, which is also known as Witch University. Marnie is offered a full scholarship for her good deeds and for her work in the previous years. Much to her mother Gwen's dismay, Marnie goes, and her brother Dylan reluctantly forced along by Gwen to keep an eye on her. The school is not what it seems. At the school, witches and warlocks can't use magic, instead they learn about Shakespeare and old magic history. Marnie had thought she was going to learn how to use her magic and is now crestfallen. She runs into her old friend Ethan (Lucas Grabeel) and makes a new friend named Aneesa the Genie (Summer Bishil). She also makes three new enemies in the Sinister Sisters, a triad of malevolent witches with whom Dylan is immediately infatuated and are the daughters of Silas Sinister (Keone Young).
Connie and Carla, 1h38
Directed by Michael Lembeck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Mafia films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Toni Collette, Nia Vardalos, David Duchovny, Stephen Pinella, Alec Mapa, Ian Gomez
Roles Herself
Rating61% 3.0986153.0986153.0986153.0986153.098615
Connie (Nia Vardalos) and Carla (Toni Collette) are two performers whose lifelong friendship and co-obsession with musical theater have brought nothing but career dead ends. Despite this they continue their optimism, hosting a variety act at an airport lounge. After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in Chicago, they go on the run, landing in Los Angeles. Initially working at a beauty salon, they wind up posing as drag queens and auditioning to host a drag revue at a gay club.
Halloweentown High, 1h23
Directed by Mark Dippé
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Joey Zimmerman, Judith Hoag, Emily Roeske, Lucas Grabeel
Roles Aggie Cromwell
Rating60% 3.0079353.0079353.0079353.0079353.007935
Three years after the previous movie, Marnie Cromwell prepares to begin a new school year in her new home. She asks the Halloweentown Council to work toward openness between Halloweentown and the mortal world. She proposes to bring a group of Halloweentown students to her own high school in the mortal world. The Council is initially apprehensive about this, mostly due to the legend of the Knights of the Iron Dagger: a fanatical knighthood who wanted to destroy all things magical. The Halloweentown Witches' Council, however, agrees to accept the plan after Marnie mistakenly bets "all the Cromwell magic" that her plan will work. If she does not prove she is right by midnight on Halloween, then her entire family will lose their magical abilities.
Cinerama Adventure, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Carroll Baker, Merian C. Cooper, Joe Dante, Russ Tamblyn, Kevin Brownlow, Mike Todd Jr.
Roles Self
Rating76% 3.814373.814373.814373.814373.81437
Documentaire à propos du parcours du Cinérama entre 1952 et 1962, procédé technique permettant de tourner des films dans un format très large à l'aide de trois caméras. Le Cinérama est à l'origine du cinémascope que nous connaissons bien aujourd'hui.
These Old Broads, 1h29
Directed by Matthew Diamond
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Jonathan Silverman, Pat Crawford Brown
Roles Piper Grayson
Rating58% 2.902712.902712.902712.902712.90271
Network television executive Gavin (Nestor Carbonell) hopes to reunite celebrated Hollywood stars Piper Grayson (Reynolds), Kate Westbourne (MacLaine), and Addie Holden (Collins) in a TV special after their 1960s movie musical Boy Crazy is re-released to wide public acclaim in the 1990s. Though the three women share the same agent, Beryl Mason (Taylor), Gavin's seemingly insurmountable obstacle is that they all cannot stand each other.
Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge, 1h21
Directed by Mary Lambert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman, Phillip Van Dyke, Emily Roeske
Roles Agatha Cromwell
Rating63% 3.1580953.1580953.1580953.1580953.158095
Marnie, has just spent two years with her grandma Aggie. While hosting a mortal neighborhood Halloween party, Marnie tries to impress a cute new boy, Kal by showing him Aggie's magically-hidden room. Unbeknownst to Marnie, Kal is actually the son of Kalabar and takes the opportunity to steal Aggie's spellbook. Soon Aggie notices unwelcome magical symptoms. She and Marnie travel to Halloweentown to investigate and fix the problem before the portal between Halloweentown and the mortal world, open only on Halloween, closes at midnight. They discover that the whole town has been turned into a made-to-match (black and white) (silent film), and that the inhabitants have been turned into humans (or rather, into what Halloweentownians see as humans being: dreary and monotonous beings concerned only with such things as sensible dress or sorting socks). The victims include Marnie's goblin friend Luke. Aggie diagnoses this as the "Grey Spell." Aggie contacts grandson Dylan back home for a spell from her book, and Dylan and Sophie discover the book is missing. Marnie and Aggie learn that Kal is actually a Magician, (warlock) and the son of their enemy Kalabar (from the previous movie) Kal broke the Code of Merlin, a way of life for magical beings by stealing Aggie's book to limit her ability to hinder his attempt to complete his father's revenge on both Halloweentown and the mortal world. Aggie believes that if he is willing to go that far, then there is nothing that they can put past him. Aggie searches for her spare copy of her spellbook at her house in Halloweentown, but it is missing and she despairs.
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, 1h25
Directed by Stig Bergqvist
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Cheryl Chase, Christine Cavanaugh, Dionne Quan, Kath Soucie
Roles Lulu Pickles (voice)
Rating62% 3.1059953.1059953.1059953.1059953.105995
The film opens with a parody of The Godfather, at the wedding reception of Lou Pickles and his new wife, Lulu. A mother-child dance during the reception saddens Chuckie Finster, who realizes that he has lived most of his life without his mother, Melinda, who died of a sudden illness shortly after he was born. His father, Chas, shares Chuckie's loneliness.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1h59
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Benicio del Toro, Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Ellen Barkin, Tobey Maguire, Gary Busey
Roles Debbie Reynolds (voice)
Rating74% 3.747913.747913.747913.747913.74791
A montage of news clips of Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War protests is seen while The Lennon Sisters cover of "My Favorite Things" is heard.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors John Goodman, Kathleen Barr, Eric Idle, Whoopi Goldberg, Debbie Reynolds, Myriam Sirois
Roles Mrs. Claus / Mitzi / Mrs. Prancer / School Teacher (voice)
Rating58% 2.907832.907832.907832.907832.90783
One night, the Sprites of the Northern Lights- a group of singing, colorfully garbed sprites who fly around the North Pole, are seen putting on a remarkable light show in front of Santa Claus' workshop, where Santa and his wife, Mrs. Claus witness the whole thing, to celebrate a very special occasion. It is revealed that a baby reindeer which his parents, Blitzen and his wife, Mitzi name Rudolph is born with an unusual red, shiny nose (a birth which the Sprites joyfully witness as well). Blitzen starts to worry that Rudolph will be made fun of because of this, while Mitzi is more optimistic. Later in the morning, they meet up with Rudolph's three uncles- Dasher, Comet, and Cupid -and introduce Rudolph to them. Cupid tickles Rudolph's chin and tummy until his nose starts glowing, which draws attention. Blitzen's worries then come true with the secret of their son's nose now revealed to Comet, Cupid, Dasher, and the rest of the residents of the North Pole.
Halloweentown, 1h24
Directed by Duwayne Dunham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Debbie Reynolds, Judith Hoag, Kimberly J. Brown, Joey Zimmerman, Emily Roeske, Phillip Van Dyke
Roles Aggie Cromwell
Rating65% 3.2531753.2531753.2531753.2531753.253175
The film begins with Marnie Cromwell (Kimberly J. Brown) and her mother, Gwen (Judith Hoag), arguing over why she and her younger siblings Dylan (Joey Zimmerman) and Sophie (Emily Roeske) can never go out for Halloween and wanting to go to a costume party that the "whole world is going to." Gwen patiently explains, but with no detail, it is little surprise that Marnie still has a problem with her mom's order. Gwen has more or less restored order when her mother Aggie (Debbie Reynolds), who is an expert witch, shows up for her annual Halloween visit. The kids are happier to see Aggie than Gwen is, and it is soon shown why: Aggie openly encourages the kids to get more involved in all things Halloween, and Gwen is nearly powerless to stop her.