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Born: April 1, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: El Paso, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1939:
Moved from Texas to Burbank, CA with her family when she was seven (date approximate)
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Performed with Burbank Youth Symphony while still in high school; also appeared in high school plays
1948:
Named Miss Burbank
1948:
Signed with Warner Bros.; appeared fleetingly in a bit part in "June Bride"
1950:
Feature acting debut, "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady"
1950:
Signed by MGM; impersonated 1920s singing star Helen Kane in her first MGM film "Three Little Words"
1950:
Performed in "Two Weeks with Love"; duet with Carleton Carpenter became a hit song much-associated with both, "Aba Daba Honeymoon"
1952:
Acted in first feature lead and recorded original soundtrack album for "Singin' in the Rain"
1952:
Appeared on stage in "Stars of Tomorrow" at the Bliss-Hayden Theater in Los Angeles, CA
1954:
First starring vehicle not made at MGM, "Susan Slept Here"; made on loan-out to RKO
1957:
Stopped acting on a near-exclusive basis for MGM; maintained some contractual arrangements with the studio and worked there occasionally through the mid 1960s, but also began freelancing
1957:
Had No. 1 hit single on pop charts with the song "Tammy" from the film "Tammy and the Bachelor"; topped the singles charts for five weeks
1957:
Appeared as regular performer on variety series "The Eddie Fisher Show" (NBC)
1959:
Embroiled in press scandal when it came out that Elizabeth Taylor was romantically involved with husband Eddie Fisher
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Made annual exhibitors' poll of Top 10 box office stars two years in a row, placing fifth both years
1960:
Hosted first TV variety special "A Date With Debbie"
1961:
First began doing nightclub work
1964:
Received an Oscar nomination as Best Actress for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"
1967:
Hosted own TV special "And Debbie Makes Six"
1969:
Starred in first TV series, the NBC sitcom "The Debbie Reynolds Show"; also performed theme song; played role of Debbie Thompson
1971:
Last acting role in a feature film for over 20 years, "What's the Matter with Helen?"
1971:
Turned down role of Bobbie in Mike Nichols drama "Carnal Knowledge"; role played by Ann-Margret
1973:
Provided the voice of Charlotte for the animated feature "Charlotte's Web"
1973:
Starred on Broadway in a revival of the musical "Irene"
1974:
Last feature film appearance for nearly 20 years: served as one of the narrators of the popular musical compilation film "That's Entertainment!"
1975:
Starred in one-woman performance "The Debbie Reynolds Show" at the London Palladium
1977:
Played the title role of Annie Oakley in productions of the musical "Annie Get Your Gun" staged in Los Angeles and San Francisco
1981:
Starred as Sydney Chase on short-lived ABC comedy-drama anthology series "Aloha Paradise"
1981:
Returned to Broadway to take over lead role in musical version of "Woman of the Year," previously played by Lauren Bacall and Raquel Welch
1983:
Played recurring guest role as the title character's mother Alice Farrell on NBC's "Jennifer Slept Here," starring Ann Jillian
1984:
Created and starred in own exercise video "Do It Debbie's Way"; released second exercise video "Couples (Do It Debbie's Way)" in 1988
1987:
Starred in first TV-movie, "Sadie and Son" (CBS)
1988:
Released memoir <i>Debbie: My Life</i>
1989:
Toured nationally with a production of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"
1991:
Hosted "Movie Memories with Debbie Reynolds" (AMC), where she introduced Hollywood films of yore, and talked with the stars after the film ended; series also marked producing debut
1992:
Made cameo appearance as herself in the drama feature "The Bodyguard"
1993:
Returned to features to play a supporting role in Oliver Stone's "Heaven and Earth"
1994:
Returned as one of the hosts of the compilation documentary feature "That's Entertainment III," revisiting the days of the classic MGM musical
1994:
Opened the Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, which she bought around 1991 and renovated for several years; also opened the Hollywood Movie Museum, filled with Hollywood artifacts she collected for years; regularly performed her nightclub act at the theater inside the complex
1996:
First leading role in a feature in 25 years, cast by Albert Brooks in title role of "Mother"
1997:
Received second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (January); award originally approved in 1987, but was not bestowed for ten years
1998:
Starred in Disney Channel Original Movie "Halloweentown"
1998:
Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino sold at auction; retained contents of Hollywood Museum
1999:
Landed recurring role as Grace's (Debra Messing) overbearing mom on hit NBC sitcom "Will & Grace"
2001:
Co-starred in ABC movie "These Old Broads" alongside Shirley MacLaine, Elizabeth Taylor, and Joan Collins; co-written by daughter Carrie Fisher and Elaine Pope
2004:
Appeared as herself in comedy feature "Connie and Carla"
2004:
Reprised role in "Halloweentown High" (Disney Channel)
2006:
Made third appearance in Disney Channel's "Return to Halloweentown"
2012:
Returned to features in big screen adaptation of "One for the Money," based on Janet Evanovich¿s novel and starring Katherine Heigl as bounty hunter Stephanie Plum

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