Another leaf falls from the tree. The Mother Star shoots across the sky to be with her beloved daughter. Fame……is fleeting. It is a lonely thing. So many are gone. Who wants to be left behind. Rosemary was in deep grief at the loss of her daughter. She cried;
“Mothers are not supposed to outlive their daughters!”
Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital. She was 84.
“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.
She was taken to the hospital from Todd Fisher’s Beverly Hills house Wednesday after a suspected stroke, the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.
The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress.
Reynolds received the SAG lifetime achievement award in January 2015; in August of that year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted to present the actress with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Nov. 14 Governors Awards, but she was unable to attend the ceremony due to an “unexpectedly long recovery from a recent surgery.”
Reynolds had a wholesome girl-next-door look which was coupled with a no-nonsense attitude in her roles. They ranged from sweet vehicles like “Tammy” to more serious fare such as “The Rat Race” and “How the West Was Won.” But amid all the success, her private life was at the center of one of the decade’s biggest scandals when then-husband, singer Eddie Fisher, left her for Elizabeth Taylor in 1958.
Reynolds handled it well personally, but got more tabloid coverage when she divorced her second husband, shoe manufacturer Harry Karl, claiming that he had wiped away all of her money with his gambling. The 1987 novel “Postcards From the Edge,” written by Carrie Fisher, and the film adaptation three years later, were regarded as an embellishment on Reynolds’ up-and-down relationship with her actress daughter. In 1997, Reynolds declared personal bankruptcy after the Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino closed after years of financial trou
For movie fans, she was always the pert star of movies, TV, nightclubs and Broadway. But to industry people, she was known for her philanthropy, including more than 60 years of working with the organization the Thalians on mental-health care. She was also known for her energetic battles to preserve Hollywood heritage. She bought thousands of pieces when MGM auctioned off its costumes and props, including Marilyn Monroe’s “subway dress” from “The Seven Year Itch,” a Charlie Chaplin bowler hat and a copy of the ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz.” Reynolds spent decades trying to get these items showcased in a museum.
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She was given the name of Mary Frances Reynolds at birth.1 She was educated at John Burroughs High School, Burbank, California, U.S.A.1 She was a film actress, singer and dancer.1 In 1997 she declared bankruptcy.1
Connie Stevens was born on 8 August 1938 at Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.A.1 She is the daughter of Peter Ingolia and Eleanor McGinley.1 She married, firstly, James Stacy in 1963.1 She and James Stacy were divorced in 1967.1 She married, secondly, Edmund John Fisher, son of Joseph Fisher and Kate Winokur, in 1967.1 She and Edmund John Fisher were divorced in 1969.1
She was given the name of Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingolia at birth.1 She was an actress and singer.1
Children of Connie Stevens and Edmund John Fisher
From 1975, her married name became Fisher.1
From 1993, her married name became Fisher.1
Carrie Fisher was born on 21 October 1956 at Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A.1 She is the daughter of Edmund John Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.1 She married Paul Simon, son of Louis Simon and Belle (?), on 16 August 1983.1 She and Paul Simon were divorced in 1984.1
She was an actress, with her most famous role as Princess Leia in Star Wars.1 She wrote the book Postcards from the Edge, published 1987.1 She wrote the book Surrender the Pink, published 1991.1 She wrote the book Delusions of Grandma, published 1993.1 She wrote the book The Best Awful There Is, published 2004.1 She was decorated with the award of the Wishful Drinking in 2008.1
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor1
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on 27 February 1932 at Hampstead, London, England.1 She is the daughter of Francis Lenn Taylor and Sara Viola Warmbrodt.1 She married, firstly, Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr., son of Conrad Nicholson Hilton and Mary Adelaide Barron, on 6 May 1950.1 She and Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr. were divorced on 29 May 1951.1 She married, secondly, Michael Wilding on 21 February 1952.1 She married, thirdly, Michael Todd, son of Chaim Goldbogen and Sophia Hellerman, on 2 February 1957.1 She married, fourthly, Edmund John Fisher, son of Joseph Fisher and Kate Winokur, on 12 May 1959.1 She and Edmund John Fisher were divorced on 6 March 1964.1 She married, fifthly, Richard Burton on 15 March 1964 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada.1 She and Richard Burton were divorced on 26 June 1974.1 She married, seventhly, John William Warner on 4 December 1976.1 She and John William Warner were divorced on 7 November 1982.1 She married, eightlhy, Larry Fortensky on 6 October 1991.1 She and Larry Fortensky were divorced on 31 October 1996.1 She and Michael Wilding were divorced on 26 January 1957.1 She married, sixthly, Richard Burton on 10 October 1975 at Chobe National Park, Kasane, Botswana.1 She and Richard Burton were divorced on 29 July 1976.1
She was a film actress.1 She was invested as a Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire (D.B.E.) in 1999.1