The legend Debbie Reynolds is gone, just a day after the passing away of her daughter Carrie Fisher. The Oscar-nominated singer-actress died at Cedars-Sinai hospital at age 84. She was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday from his son’s home at Beverly Hills after suspecting to have had stroke. Todd Fisher his son told Variety, “She wanted to be with Carrie.”
After the passing of her daughter yesterday she showed her gratitude to fans of Fisher, where she wrote on her Facebook page. “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.”
Reynold was Born on April 1, 1932, in El Paso, Texas, she is know in the 50’s for her musical contributions, she rose to popularity after her role in Singin’ in the Rain 1952, alongside Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. She never stopped making a remarkable impact with her talent of singing and dancing. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in 1964’s The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
She had two children Late Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher with her first husband Eddie Fisher. They two parted ways in 1959 after Mr Fisher had an affair with her close friend and actress Elizabeth Taylor. Her love life remained unstable afterwards, as she married and divorced twice to Harry Karl and Richard Hamlett. She referred to her marriages as “dreadful.”
Reynold’s children reported that she was not feeling well months ago. Where her late daughter told People magazine in May that his mother had been “a little more frail” during the shooting of their documentary. Her son Todd Fisher, subsequently told ABC News in June that Reynolds had suffered a “small stroke” while she was in the hospital after an operation.
Debbie Reynold lived a fulfilled life. She was nominated for a Tony Award as the star of the 1973 Broadway revival of Irene. In 1976. In 1997, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Reynold was a mental health advocate just like her late daughter; In 1955 she was among the young actors who founded the Thalians, which was a charitable organization aimed at raising awareness and providing treatment and support for those suffering from mental health issues. From 1957-1962 she served as president of the organization. This organization donated millions of dollars to the Mental Health Center at Cedars-Sinai and to UCLA’s Operation Mend, which provides medical and psychological services to wounded veterans and their families. Cedars-Sinai closed in 2012.
In 2005 she won the President’s Award at the Costume Designers Guild Awards “for her collection and conservation of classic Hollywood costumes.”
In January of 2015, Reynolds was given the SAG lifetime achievement award which was handed over to her by Carrie Fisher.
This 2016 she received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy Awards.
In January of 2015 she was asked if she planned on slowing down for good after having “no vacation ever in 66 years,” she assured it was just a “hiatus.” “I’ll never retire,” Reynolds told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’ll always perform. It’s the ham in me—I love to sing and dance. I watch Turner Classic Movies every night—what would I do without TCM?”