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Actress Debbie Reynolds in rehearsal with dancers
Stars of stage and screen, actress Debbie Reynolds is shown performing in rehearsal in San Francisco on June 23, 1983 for benefit show she partook in later in the evening for the AIDS/Kaposi Sarcoma Foundation at San Francisco’s Louise M. Davies Hall. Dancers are (L-R): Randy Val Clupp; Thomas Anthony & Steve Lane. (UPI Photo/Bill Kwok/Files)
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Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress, singer, and dancer and mother of actress/author Carrie Fisher. Reynolds' marriage to Eddie Fisher ended in divorce in 1959 when he went to marry her former (and later) friend Elizabeth Taylor. She is also a collector of film memorabilia.

Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (née Harmon; 1913–1999) and Raymond Francis Reynolds (1903–1986), who was a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her parents were of Irish ancestry. Reynolds was a Girl Scout and a troop leader (a scholarship in her name is offered to high-school age Girl Scouts). Her family moved to Burbank, California, in 1939, and she was raised in a strict Nazarene faith. At age 16, while a student at Burbank's John Burroughs High School, Reynolds won the Miss Burbank Beauty Contest, a contract with Warner Brothers, and acquired a new first name.

Debbie Reynolds regularly appeared in movie musicals during the 1950s and had several hit records during the period. Her song "Aba Daba Honeymoon" (featured in the 1950 film Two Weeks with Love as a duet with Carleton Carpenter) was a top-three hit in 1951. Her most high-profile film role was in Singin' in the Rain (1952) as Kathy Selden. In Bundle of Joy (1956) she appeared with her then-husband, Eddie Fisher.

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