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Obit: Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood megastar of 1950s “Singing in the Rain”, dies one day after daughter, Carrie Fisher’s death – Tola Adenle

December 29, 2016

Arts & Culture, USA

News are coming out tonight of star of the big screen and one of Hollywood’s legendary actresses, Debbie Reynolds is dead.

Ms. Reynold’s first child, a big Hollywood star in her own right – 60-year old Carrie Fisher, Debbie’s daughter from her marriage to Eddie Fisher, American singer – passed on yesterday, December 28 at age 60.

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Daughter and Mom, departed a day apart [Google Images]

Debbie’s role in Singing in the Rain in which she starred with the immortal dancer and actor, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor was a special person to movie lovers of the 1960s like this blogger who watched the movies uncountable times.  The magic of Ms. Reynold’s part that saw her transformed from a hidden-away voice for the airhead “star” Lina Lamond to The Star.

News of the death are reportedly just coming in.

This blogger met – more like saw briefly – Ms. Reynolds at her Las Vegas hotel just off The Strip to see someone I had been “introduced to” by a girlfriend who had been a great fan of hers [and more of Eddie Fisher] back in the 1960s. I had driven down to The Strip JUST to see and possibly hear that voice; I got both wishes. Yemi O. had most records of Fisher’s even though like all of us whose world consisted of knowing many of the pop and Hollywood stars of the 50s and 60s through tabloid news-sheets we bought at the old Leventis Stores at downtown Gbagi, Ibadan – she owned no record player! You took along your vinyls to parties or wherever you could get them played!

Debbie Reynolds, who would go ahead to make other movies for the big and small screen was 84 years old. She is survived by a son, Todd Fisher.

May her soul rest in peace.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016. 2:20 a.m. [GMT]

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