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Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds


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Also Known As: Died: December 28, 2016
Born: April 1, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: El Paso, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016)
This documentary is an affectionate, funny and moving portrait of mother and daughter Hollywood icons, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Wladziu Valentino Liberace, a musical prodigy, emerged as a concert soloist at age 11 and was performing in symphony orchestras by his teenage years. He soon become a worldwide star, known as much for his flamboyant dress and lifestyle as his records, media appearances and musical talent, up until
One for the Money (2012)
A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum''s got plenty of attitude, even if she''s been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: convincing her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding company as a recovery agent. True, she doesn''t even own a pair of handcuffs and her weapon of choice is pepper spray, but that doesn''t stop Stephanie from taking on Vinny''s biggest bail-jumper: former vice cop and murder suspect Joe Morelli - yup, the same sexy, irresistible Joe Morelli who seduced and dumped her back in high school. Nabbing Morelli would be a satisfying payback - and a hefty payday - but as Stephanie learns the ins and outs of becoming a recovery agent from Ranger, a hunky colleague who is the best in the business, she also realizes the case against Morelli isn''t airtight. Add to the mix her meddling family, a potentially homicidal boxer, witnesses who keep dying and the problem of all those flying sparks when she finds Morelli himself. Suddenly Stephanie''s new job isn''t nearly as easy as she thought.
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2011)
Legendary performer Carol Channing's life is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. Director Dori Berinstein explores the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon - both onstage and off...past and present. The film is both an intimate love story and a rarefied journey inside Broadw
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
As the government-appointed protector of our cinematic legacy, the National Film Registry selects culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant works for preservation in the Library of Congress. From award-winning features to music videos, experimental films to home movies, each registry selection reflects a truth of its time or a standout artistic vision. Interviews with registry board members, archivists, and notable filmmakers demonstrate the way film documents artistic and societal milestones.
Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story, The (2009)
Explores Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman, the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.
Connie and Carla (2004) as Herself
Connie and Carla are two small-town ''girls'' whose dreams of stardom have taken them nowhere. From their debut in a school cafeteria to their current gig slinging drinks and belting out tunes at a Midwestern airport lounge, the singing and dancing duo simply refuse to let the less-than-enthusiastic crowd response dampen their showbiz drive. For Connie and Carla, everything''s coming up roses, naysaying boyfriends and snoring audience members notwithstanding. The girls lose one of their few supporters when their boss Frank ends up on the wrong end of a criminal deal--a scene they unfortunately happen to witness. Quicker than a fast change in the second act, Connie and Carla pack up their battered dreams and extensive assortment of wigs and costumes and hit the road, running for their lives. Convinced the killers will never look for them in a place utterly devoid of culture, the pair ends up in the Land of Dreamers, Los Angeles. In a new place with new identities, they create a cover (with a lot of cover-up) that makes them the toast of the town--headlining in a local drag club, they soon find the acclaim that has always eluded them, singing the show tunes they''ve always loved. Being famous is their dream come true--who cares if includes a tiny little lie? But trying to keep their secret turns out to be a real drag, especially when Connie meets Jeff, a real nice guy with whom she''d really like to be a real girl.
These Old Broads (2001) as Piper Grayson
The careers of Kate Westburn, Addie Holden and Piper Grayson -- three great stars of Hollywood's golden age of movie musicals -- are revived when the one film they made together unexpectedly becomes a huge cult hit in re-release. Seeing an opportunity to save his precarious network job, Gavin, a tel
Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (2000) as Voice Of Lulu Pickles
Chuckie and the other Rugrats venture to Paris, where they take in the sights and explore an amazing new amusement park, EuroRepartland. However, once there, they realize that the park's creator, the child-despising Madame La Bouche, has designs on Chuckie's lonely, widower father as part of her ev
Keepers of the Frame (1999)
Artists and technicians uncover the urgent need for film preservation as they move us through 100 years of cinematic history and tell an impassioned story of those who have struggled to save our film heritage.
Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (1999) as Shirlee Huffman
The true story of Daniel Huffman, a high-school football star who sacrifices his chance for a college scholarship and gives up the sport he loves when he donates his kidney to save the life of his grandmother, Shirlee Allison.
Kiki's Delivery Service (1998) as Voice Of Grandmae (Usa Version)
Set in a mythical, polyglot Europe of the 1950s -- a fantasy revision of Europe, in which WWII never happened -- this is a tale of adventure about an earnest 13-year-old who must leave home in order to find her way as a witch.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) as Voice Of Debbie Reynolds
Journalist Raoul Duke and his lawyer Dr Gonzo drive from LA to Las Vegas on a drugs binge. They nominally cover news stories, including a convention on drug abuse, but also sink deeper into a frightening psychedelic otherworld. As Vietnam, Altamont and the Tate killings impinge from the world of TV
Zack & Reba (1998)
One week before the wedding, Reba calls it off. When her devastated fiance commits suicide, a guilt-ridden Reba takes off for Spooner, her hometown, in his beat-up old station wagon, which is an ever-present reminder of her beloved. In Spooner's most dilapidated domain lives shotgun-toting Beulah a
Christmas Wish, The (1998) as Ruth "Gram" Martin
Successful young businessman Will Martin returns to his sleepy hometown following the death of his grandfather, Warren. Will intends to spend a few months with his grandmother, Gram, and bring his grandfather's business into the 90s. Before Will returns to his own life, Gram asks him to help her fin
In & Out (1997) as Berniece Brackett
Howard Brackett's high school English students are astonished. Is it really true that their favorite high school teacher may be gay? But hey, he can't be gay; he's about to get married! Then again, he also teaches the drama class and boy, does he love those Barbra Streisand records... It all happene
Wedding Bell Blues (1996) as Herself
Three women who are in a state of confusion over the idea of marriage - one is breaking up, another is pregnant, a third doesn't believe in it - travel to Las Vegas in search of possible husbands.
Mother (1996) as Beatrice Henderson
After two divorces, sci-fi novelist John Henderson realizes that if he doesn't straighten out his relationship with his mother, Beatrice, he is never going to be able to make it work with other women in his life. To this end, he moves back home and tries to figure out exactly where everything went w
That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Host; Song Performer
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
Heaven and Earth (1993) as Eugenia
The fact-based story of a Vietnamese woman who--from the 1950s to the 1980s--evolves from a peasant in Vietnam to a housewife in America.
Battling for Baby (1992) as Helen Jeffries
Two grandmothers, estranged girlhood friends, battle for the love of their first grandchild.
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992)
A three-part documentary series exploring the history of MGM Studios.
The Bodyguard (1992) as Herself
A former Secret Service agent signs on as bodyguard to a temperamental pop star.
Perry Mason: Case of the Musical Murder (1989) as Amanda Cody
In this "Perry Mason" television movie, the director of a Broadway-bound musical is killed during the tryouts. Although Perry Mason can provide an iron-clad alibi for the accused, his testimony is questioned because he had taken a sedative. Realizing he is the young man's only hope, Mason volunteers
Sadie and Son (1987) as Sadie Rothman
A mother-son detective team in Manhattan hunts down a serial killer. Sadie is a former NYPD policewoman forced into early retirement who wants her would-be actor son to join the police force. Meanwhile Sadie is involved romantically with a deli owner.
That's Entertainment! (1974) as Narration
An all-star cast, including Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, introduces clips from MGM's greatest musicals.
Charlotte's Web (1973) as Voice Of Charlotte
Wilbur is a young pig living on a farm in New England who''s terrified that he''ll end up on the dinner table. His friend, Charlotte, is a charming spider, who comes to Wilbur''s rescue. She weaves words into her web, convincing the farmer that Wilbur is a special pig, too special to kill.
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) as Adelle [Bruckner]
After their sons are convicted of murder, two women relocate to Hollywood to start a talent school.
How Sweet It Is! (1968) as Jenny Henderson
A married couple''s working vacation in Paris turns into a battle to stay faithful.
Divorce American Style (1967) as Barbara Harmon
A bored couple drifts toward divorce, only to discover how hard the single life is.
The Singing Nun (1965) as Sister Ann
Fanciful biography of the Belgian nun who briefly made the hit parade.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) as Molly Brown
Musical biography of the backwoods girl who struck it rich in Colorado and survived the Titanic.
Goodbye Charlie (1964) as Charlie, a female
When a cavorting Hollwood writer is killed by the angry husband of a woman he was having an affair with, he comes back as a spirit in the form of a beautiful woman and moves in with his/her best friend as a base of operation for enacting sweet revenge.
My Six Loves (1963) as Janice Courtney
Successful Broadway star Janice Courtney collapses from exhaustion and is ordered to rest for six weeks at her country home in Connecticut. While there, she meets some people who change her life permanently, and discovers true love and happiness.
Mary Mary (1963) as Mary McKellaway
A man on the verge of divorce is shocked by his wife's glamorous makeover.
How the West Was Won (1963) as Lilith Prescott
Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
The Pleasure of His Company (1961) as Jessica Poole
Playboy Fred Astaire returns home to attend his daughter's wedding and falls in love all over again with his ex-wife, Lilli Palmer.
The Second Time Around (1961) as Lucretia Rogers
A widow with several children leaves New York City to become a ranch hand in territorial Arizona.
Pepe (1961) as
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
The Gazebo (1960) as Nell Nash
A suburban couple tries to cope with a murder victim whose body refuses to stay put.
The Rat Race (1960) as Peggy Brown
A musician newly arrived in New York takes in a taxi dancer.
Say One for Me (1959) as Holly LaMaise
Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame.
The Mating Game (1959) as Mariette Larkin
A tax agent falls for a farm girl whose father he''''s investigating.
It Started with a Kiss (1959) as Maggie Putnam
After a whirlwind courtship, an Army officer and his wacky wife try to make their marriage work.
This Happy Feeling (1958) as Janet Blake
On a stormy night, young woman asks another guest at party to rescue her from her lecherous boss and take her to the train station. When her rescuer suggests that she stop at his place to get out of her wet clothes, she dashes from his car. The door she knocks on for help is the home of a retired actor and there she spends the rest of the night. He makes no passes and next morning she discovers young man who drove her from party is next door neighbor. The two men compete for her affections. Older man's zany live-in house-keeper and a seagull she has rescued provide comic relief.
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) as Tammy
A country girl saves a pilot after a plane crash.
Bundle of Joy (1956) as Polly Parrish
A shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
The Catered Affair (1956) as Jane Hurley
A working-class mother fights to give her daughter a big wedding whether the girl wants it or not.
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) as
A ballerina becomes a gambler's lucky charm.
The Tender Trap (1955) as Julie Gillis
A swinging bachelor finds love when he meets a girl immune to his line.
Hit the Deck (1955) as Carol Pace
Sailors on leave in San Francisco get mixed up in love and show business.
Give a Girl a Break (1954) as Suzy Doolittle
Three young dancers vie for a starring role on Broadway.
Susan Slept Here (1954) as Susan Landis Christopher
A Hollywood screenwriter takes in a runaway girl who's more woman than he can handle.
Athena (1954) as Minerva [Mulvain]
A society lawyer falls in love with the daughter of a family of fitness fanatics.
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953) as Pansy Hammer
A lovesick teenager searches for romance at college.
I Love Melvin (1953) as Judy LeRoy
A photographer''s assistant promises to turn a chorus girl into a cover girl.
Singin' in the Rain (1952) as Kathy Selden
A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) as Herself
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
Mr. Imperium (1951) as Gwen
An exiled king and a film star try to rekindle a romance from the past.
Two Weeks with Love (1950) as Melba Robinson
Two sisters find romance during a turn-of-the-century family vacation.
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950) as Maureen O'Grady
Against her widowed father's wishes, a vaudeville star's daughter takes to the stage.
Three Little Words (1950) as Helen Kane
Musical biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, who surreptitiously helped each other out of jams.
June Bride (1948) as Boo's girl friend
Two bickering reporters turn a small-town wedding into a battleground.

Music (feature film)

Big Lebowski, The (1998) as Song Performer ("Tammy")
A laid-back Los Angeles bowler named Jeff Lebowski, nicknamed "The Dude", is beaten up by thugs who let him know that his wife owes money to Jackie Treehorn. One problem remains; The Dude has never been married and has never heard of Jackie Treehorn. Realizing the situation is a case of mistaken ide
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) as Song Performer ("Tammy")
Journalist Raoul Duke and his lawyer Dr Gonzo drive from LA to Las Vegas on a drugs binge. They nominally cover news stories, including a convention on drug abuse, but also sink deeper into a frightening psychedelic otherworld. As Vietnam, Altamont and the Tate killings impinge from the world of TV
Wedding Bell Blues (1996) as Song Performer ("Tammy")
Three women who are in a state of confusion over the idea of marriage - one is breaking up, another is pregnant, a third doesn't believe in it - travel to Las Vegas in search of possible husbands.
Yotzim Kavua (1979) as Song Performer ("Tammy")

Director (special)

Letter to My Mother (1998) as Director
A film student tries to resolve her troubled relationship with her estranged mother.

Cast (special)

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
A portrait of comedian Don Rickles who continues to entertain us at age 81.
Las Vegas Live! (2004) as Interviewee
A chonicle of the city of Las Vegas' rise, from its early gritty inception to its current form as a family-oriented tourist attraction, featuring clips and interviews with some of Vegas' most famous figures, past and present.
Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales (2003)
Special in which actress/comedian Tracey Ullman plays a cast of eclectic characters whose anecdotes are documented by alter-ego Ruby Romaine, a showbiz make-up artist and mingler who tells tales big and small while prettying up the faces of Hollywood.
Eleventh annual presentation on the A&E Network of "Pops Goes the Fourth!" the live, July 4th festivities celebrating America's birthday from Boston, featuring conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.
Trail of the Ruby Slippers: The E! True Hollywood Story, The (2000) as Interviewee
Documentary about the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in MGM's 1939 production of "The Wizard of Oz." The program explores the mystery of how many original pairs of slippers actually exist and takes viewers into Hollywood's blackmarket, where treasured pieces of memorabilia are commonl
Ann Miller: I'm Still Here (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actress/dancer Ann Miller.
Intimate Portrait: Eva Gabor (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary about actress Eva Gabor.
Frank Sinatra: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of the late singer/actor/icon Frank Sinatra.
Intimate Portrait: Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actresses Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher in which they discuss their professional and private lives.
All-Star Moms (1997) as Host
Visits with celebrities and their mothers at home in interviews about their relationships. Includes a look at family photographs and home movies.
69th Annual Academy Awards, The (1997) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 69th annual Academy Awards.
Las Vegas (1996) as Interviewee
Two-part documentary exploring the history and future of Las Vegas, Nevada. Part 1, entitled "Gamble on the Desert," chronicles the early history of Las Vegas. Part 2, "House of Cards," picks up in the late 1950's and traces the decline and subsequent rebirth of the downtown area.
Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family (1995) as Interviewee
Actress and author Carrie Fisher presents her perspective on what it's like to live in Hollywood. Focuses on the difficulty of relationships and an examination of the child-acting mill.
Betty Grable: Behind the Pin-Up (1995)
Documentary profile of movie star Betty Grable -- from her rise to success in the 1940s to later family difficulties. Includes interviews with friends and biographers.
Liberace: Mr. Showmanship (1995) as Interviewee
Profile of the life and career of entertainer and television personality Liberace.
Debbie Reynolds (1995) as Interviewee
Profile of the life and career of entertainer and actress Debbie Reynolds.
Legend to Legend Night (1993)
A special in which celebrities pay tribute to their heroes.
Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories (1991)
A special in which Bob Hope appears with celebrity guest stars and ten new female "stars of tomorrow."
Thalians, The (1991)
A special for American Movie Classics, chronicling the history of "The Thalians," Hollywood's long-standing fundraising group.
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II (1991)
A special commemorating the 50th anniversaries of the United Services Organization (USO) and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The program also chronicles Hollywood's support of the Armed Forces and the USO.
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
Jack Paar Is Alive and Well! (1987)
A special comprised of unscripted conversation and comedy starring the former host of "The Tonight Show" (1957-62) and "The Jack Paar Program" (1962-65). The program includes scenes featuring some of Paar's guests on those programs.
58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1986) as Presenter
Live coverage of the fifty-eighth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming (1985)
An eighty-second birthday celebration for Bob Hope upon his return to England, the land of his birth, for a royal celebration.
American Film Institute Salute to Gene Kelly, The (1985)
A tribute to actor-dancer Gene Kelly by the American Film Institute (AFI).
Circus of the Stars (1982) as Ringmaster
A variety special in which show business personalities perform circus acts.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Women I Love - Beautiful but Funny (1982)
A salute to the women Bob Hope has worked with for 32 years on television.
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day, The (1981)
Celebrity guests perform in honor of their mothers and mothers eveywhere.
Leapin' Lizards, It's Liberace (1978)
A musical extravaganza featuring pianist and master of spectacle, Liberace.
Bing!... A 50th Anniversary Gala (1977)
A special celebrating Bing Crosby's fifty years in show business.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Bicentennial Star-Spangled Spectacular (1976)
Bob Hope's offering of comedy sketches surveying the republic's 200-year history.
Perry Como Sunshine Show, The (1974)
An hour of music and song hosted by Perry Como.
Opening Night: U.S.A. (1972) as Star
Videotaped highlights of opening night performances in Las Vegas.
Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children (1969) as Host
The program features actress-singer Debbie Reynolds in musical numbers surrounded by children.
And Debbie Makes Six (1967) as Host
An hour of music, songs, and comedy sketches.
Date with Debbie, A (1960) as Host
A delightful hour of music, comedy, and song with actress-singer Debbie Reynolds in her first television special.
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1960) as Guest
Celebrity interviews with celebrity gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
Operation Entertainment (1954) as Guest
A tribute to the soldiers in greasepaint; the many members of show business who gave their services and time to the USO overseas during World War II and the Korean War.

Music (special)

Lifetime's 4th Annual Women Rock! Songs From The Movies (2003) as Song Performer ("Tammy", "Good Morning")
Lifetime's fourth annual concert to promote breast cancer awareness

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Halloweentown High (2004) as Aggie Cromwell
Halloweentown 2: Kalabar's Revenge (2001) as Aggie Cromwell
Halloweentown (1998) as Aggie Cromwell

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (1998) as Voice Of Mrs Claus
Rudolph is ostracised by reindeer society for his difference - his father is embarrassed and the others won't let him play their reindeer games. But when evil Stormella threatens the delivery of Christmas presents by creating bad weather, Rudolph saves the day by lighting the way for Santa.

Cast (short)

Just One More Time (1974)
This promotional short film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the feature "That''''s Entertainment" (1974).
That's Entertainment! (Gala Premiere) (1974)
This short film presents the gala premiere for "That''''s Entertainment!" (1974).
The Story of a Dress (1964)
This promotional short for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (1964) focuses on the creation of a costume worn by Debbie Reynolds for the film.
A Visit with Debbie Reynolds (1959)
In this promotional short for Boston''''s Jimmy Fund, Debbie Reynolds asks the movie audience to contribute donations to assist with child cancer treatment and research.
Challenge the Wilderness (1951)
This promotional short offers a behind-the-scenes look at the feature "Westward the Women" (1951).

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