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Debbie Reynolds

Mostly Credited As: Debbie Reynolds
Birth Name: Mary Frances Reynolds
Date Of Birth: April 01, 1932 (Age 82)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: El Paso, Texas
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Debbie Reynolds


Debbie Reynolds's film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Most of her film work has been in MGM musicals, as perky, wholesome young women. She continues to use her dancing skills with stage work. Nearly all the money she makes is spent toward her goal of creating a Hollywood museum. Her collection numbers more than 3000 costumes and 46,000 square-feet worth of props and equipment.

Debbie Reynolds wasn't a dancer until she was selected by Gene Kelly to be his partner in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Not yet 20, she was a quick study. Twelve years later, it seemed like she had been around forever, but she was only 31 when she gave an Academy Award nominee performance in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964). Having survived losing her first husband to Elizabeth Taylor, she was becoming the unsinkable Debbie Reynolds. Her second husband lost his fortune, and hers, too. She had to keep working and turned to stage musicals when Hollywood stopped making them. Now she has her own casino in Las Vegas, a home for her Hollywood museum. She's as down to earth as Molly Brown and took time to personally write a long letter that is on display in the Judy Garland museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and to provide that museum with replicas of Garland's costumes. The originals are in the Las Vegas museum.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Behind the Candelabra (2013)As: Frances
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001)As: Herself
Aloha Paradise (1981)As: Sydney Chase
The Debbie Reynolds Show (1969)As: Debbie Thompson
Episode Cast Credits 

The Talk (2010) 
  Debbie Reynolds, Iyanla Vanzant 03x145: (Apr/12/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 133 16x133: (Apr/02/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  June 17, 2011 12x168: (Jun/17/2011) As Herself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 1, Show 199 01x199: (Jun/10/2011) As Herself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Living Legend Debbie Reynolds & Her Daughter, Icon Carrie Fisher 25x84: (Feb/15/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Penguins of Madagascar (2008) 
  The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel 02x07: (Jul/19/2010) Voiced  Granny Squirrel 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 14, Show 165 14x165: (Apr/28/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The One Show (2006) 
  March 31, 2010 04x178: (Mar/31/2010) As Herself 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Jeff Probst, Debbie Reynolds, 7-year-old cook Jake Littell 01x114: (Mar/05/2009) As Herself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Tales of a Third Grade Nothing 07x06: (Nov/16/2008) Voiced  Mrs. Wilson 

Will & Grace (1998) 
  The Definition Of Marriage 08x15: (Feb/09/2006) As Bobbi Adler 
  Swish Out Of Water 08x08: (Nov/24/2005) As Bobbi Adler 
  It's A Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World 07x21: (May/05/2005) As Bobbi Adler 
  Fanilow 06x10: (Dec/11/2003) As Bobbi Adler 
  Marry Me A Little More (2) 05x09: (Nov/21/2002) As Bobbi Adler 
  Marry Me A Little (1) 05x08: (Nov/21/2002) As Bobbi Adler 
  Moveable Feast (2) 04x10: (Nov/22/2001) As Bobbi Adler 
  Moveable Feast (1) 04x09: (Nov/22/2001) As Bobbi Adler 
  Lows In The Mid-Eighties (2) 03x09: (Nov/23/2000) As Bobbi Adler 
  Lows In The Mid-Eighties (1) 03x08: (Nov/23/2000) As Bobbi Adler 
  Whose Mom Is It Anyway? 02x04: (Nov/09/1999) As Bobbi Adler 
  The Unsinkable Mommy Adler 01x13: (Feb/09/1999) As Bobbi Adler 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Nick Hornby, Thomas Lennon, Debbie Reynolds 01x99: (Jun/07/2005) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  James Spader/Debbie Reynolds 02x39: (Oct/28/2004) As Herself 

Kim Possible (2002) 
  A Very Possible Christmas 02x19: (Dec/05/2003) Voiced  Nana 
  The Golden Years 02x09: (Sep/05/2003) Voiced  Nana 

Rugrats (1991) 
  Club Fred 09x15: (Sep/09/2003) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 
  Murmur On The Ornery Express (Feb/15/2003) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 
  Babies In Toyland 09x10: (Dec/09/2002) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 
  Curse of the Werewuff 08x26: (Oct/28/2002) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 
  Happy Taffy/Imagine That 09x01: (Sep/21/2002) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 
  Quiet, Please / Early Retirement 08x27: (Feb/09/2002) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 
  Dil Saver / Cooking With Phil & Lil / Piece of Cake 08x14: (Apr/13/2001) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 
  And the Winner Is... / Dil's Bathtime / Bigger Than Life 08x11: (Mar/09/2001) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 
  Cat Got Your Tongue? / The War Room / Attention Please 08x10: (Feb/16/2001) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 
  Changes for Chuckie / The Magic Show / A Lulu Of A Time 08x08: (Feb/02/2001) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 
  Acorn Nuts And Diapey Butts 08x03: (Nov/07/2000) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 
  Runaway Reptar 06x19: (May/27/1999) Voiced  Lulu Pickles 

Sidewalks Entertainment (1988) 
  Powers, Leach, Reynolds 13x03: (Jan/10/2003) As Herself 

First Monday (2002) 
  Secrets And Lies 01x09: (Apr/05/2002) As Katherine Seldes 

American Masters (1986) 
  Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer 15x08: (Mar/20/2002) As Herself 

Intimate Portrait (1993) 
  Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher 04x35: (Dec/18/1998) As Herself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Debbie Reynolds 02x123: (Sep/23/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Debbie Reynolds 01x64: (Dec/18/1996) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Roseanne (1988) 
  Arsenic and Old Mom 09x22: (May/13/1997) As Audrey 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 69th Annual Academy Awards 45x01: (Mar/24/1997) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 58th Annual Academy Awards 34x01: (Mar/24/1986) As Herself ("Once a Star, Always a Star"), [Musical Guests]
  The 50th Annual Academy Awards 26x01: (Apr/03/1978) As Herself ("Look How Far We've Come"), [Musical Guests]
  The 44th Annual Academy Awards 20x01: (Apr/10/1972) As Herself ("The Age of Not Believing"), [Musical Guests]
  The 38th Annual Academy Awards 14x01: (Apr/18/1966) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 37th Annual Academy Awards 13x01: (Apr/05/1965) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 36th Annual Academy Awards 12x01: (Apr/13/1964) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 34th Annual Academy Awards 10x01: (Apr/09/1962) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 30th Annual Academy Awards 06x01: (Mar/26/1958) As Herself ("Tammy"), [Musical Guests]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Chris O'Donnell, Debbie Reynolds, Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Conner 04x84: (Jan/15/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Wings (US) (1990) 
  If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother 06x09: (Nov/22/1994) As Deedee Chappel 

The Golden Girls (1985) 
  There Goes the Bride (2) 06x17: (Feb/09/1991) As Trudy Steele 

Hotel (1983) 
  Promises to Keep 03x23: (Apr/30/1986) As Barbara Farrell 

Jennifer Slept Here (1983) 
  Boo 01x04: (Nov/11/1983) As Alice, [Special Guest Stars]

Alice (1976) (1976) 
  Sorry, Wrong Lips 07x01: (Oct/06/1982) As Felicia Blake 

Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1980) 
  Season 2, Episode 1 02x01: (Oct/03/1981) As Herself 

Aloha Paradise (1981) 
  Letter from Broadway/ Letter from Cyrano/ Letter from a Secret Admirer 01x07: (Apr/22/1981) As Carlotta 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  The Promoter/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win (2) 04x03: (Nov/01/1980) As Sheila Evans 
  The Promoter/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win (1) 04x02: (Nov/01/1980) As Sheila Evans 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  770701 15x32: (Jul/01/1977) As Herself 
  710614 09x41: (Jun/14/1971) As Herself 
  640720 02x06: (Jul/20/1964) As Herself 

The Sonny & Cher Show (1976) 
  Show 29 02x18: (Feb/11/1977) As Herself 
  Show 25 02x14: (Jan/14/1977) As Herself 
  Show 8 01x08: (Mar/21/1976) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) 
  Episode #114 05x22: (Mar/06/1972) As Herself 
  Episode #80 04x14: (Dec/14/1970) As Herself 
  Episode #51 03x11: (Nov/24/1969) As Herself 
  Episode #41 03x01: (Sep/15/1969) As Herself 

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969) 
  Shirley Jones,Jack Benny,Debbie Reynolds,Erich Segal,David Cassidy,Susan Dey 04x04: (Oct/05/1971) As Herself 
  Debbie Reynolds, Jeannie Seely, Gaylord & Holiday, Ken Berry 02x25: (Mar/22/1970) As Herself 

The Carol Burnett Show (1967) (1967) 
  with Debbie Reynolds 04x12: (Nov/30/1970) As Herself 

This Is Tom Jones (1969) 
  Episode #3.7 03x07: (Nov/06/1970) As Herself 

Bracken's World (1969) 
  It's the Power Structure, Baby 01x11: (Dec/05/1969) As Herself (Cameo Appearance), [Uncredited]
  Options 01x05: (Oct/17/1969) As Herself (cameo appearance), [Uncredited]

The Andy Williams Show (1969) (1969) 
  Debbie Reynolds / Edwin Hawkins Singers / Flip Wilson / Henry Mancini / Rod Serling 01x07: (Nov/01/1969) As Herself 

Kraft Music Hall (1958) 
  Jack Jones / Debbie Reynolds / Johnny Cash 11x12: (Jan/15/1969) As Herself 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Kirk Douglas, Debbie Reynolds 19x28: (Mar/27/1966) As Herself 
  Debbie Reynolds; Rex Harrison; Lilli Palmer 06x28: (Mar/22/1953) As Herself 
  John Forsythe; Debbie Reynolds; Donald O'Connor 06x24: (Feb/22/1953) As Herself 

The Hollywood Palace (1964) 
  Host: Debbie Reynolds 02x01: (Sep/19/1964) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]

The DuPont Show of the Week (1961) 
  USO -- Wherever They Go! 01x04: (Oct/08/1961) As Herself 

What's My Line? (US) (1950) 
  EPISODE #550 12x23: (Feb/05/1961) As Guest Panelist 
  EPISODE #306 07x33: (Apr/15/1956) As Mystery Guest Duo 

This Is Your Life (1952) (1952) 
  Johnny Grant 08x14: (Dec/11/1960) As Herself 

The Steve Allen Show (1956) 
  The Hollywood Merit Awards 04x22: (Feb/15/1959) As Herself 

American Bandstand (1957) 
  AB-93: The Four Lads / Debbie Reynolds 01x93: (Dec/11/1957) As Herself 
  AB-8: The Everly Brothers / Debbie Reynolds 01x08: (Aug/14/1957) As Herself (on the phone) 

Ford Star Jubilee (1955) 
  I Hear America Singing 01x04: (Dec/17/1955) As Herself 

The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) 
  ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM 06x09: (Nov/27/1955) As Herself 
Featured Songs

American Bandstand Songs:
AB-93: The Four Lads / Debbie Reynolds + A Very Special Love 
The Neighbors (2012) Songs:
Pilot + Good Morning (w Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor) 
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