Debbie Reynolds, actress and mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, died from a stroke just one day after her daughter’s passed away.
Reynolds continued to perform successfully on stage, television, and film into her eighties. In January 2015, Reynolds received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
Reynolds is survived by her son Todd Fisher and her granddaughter Billie Lourd.
Reynolds was a noted businesswoman, having operated her own hotel in Las Vegas. She was also a collector of film memorabilia, beginning with the landmark 1970 MGM auction.
She was the former president of The Thalians, an organization dedicated to mental health causes.
Reynolds was married three times. Her first marriage in 1955 was to singer Eddie Fisher, who she divorced in 1959. They are the parents of Carrie and Todd Fisher.
Reynolds’ second marriage, to millionaire businessman Harry Karl, lasted from 1960 to 1973, and she was married to real estate developer Richard Hamlett from 1984 to 1996.
She appeared in dozens of movies, beginning in 1948 with June Bride, to 2013’s Behind the Candelabra. She also celebrated success in recording music, on television and Broadway.
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