Legendary Actress Debbie Reynolds Dies At 84

By Belal Khan Dec 29, 2016 01:46 PM EST
Actress and singer Debbie Reynolds dies at 84
Reynolds died a day after the sudden death of her daughter Carrie Fisher .

Actress and singer Debbie Reynolds, the mother of "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher, died at the age of 84 on Wednesday. Legendry actress Reynolds died of a possible stroke a day after the sudden death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.

As per the reports in NBC News, Debbie Reynolds was rushed to the hospital from a Beverly Hills home at around 1 p.m. PT. She breathed her last on Wednesday evening.

Actress and singer Debbie Reynolds shoot to fame after her first leading role in 1952 at the young age of 19. Her first role as an actress was of Kathy Selden in "Singin' in the Rain," which also starred Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor.

She was born on April 1, 1932, Reynolds worked the beauty pageant circuit before she made her film debut in 1950 in the musical "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady."

The actress starred 'The Debbie Reynolds Show,' a short-lived sitcom on NBC in the late 1960s. Debbie Reynolds started her attention to the stage by performing on Broadway and in Las Vegas over the next 20 years.

Reynolds continued to appear in films throughout the 1990s. In all, Reynolds appeared in dozens of films, television shows, and stage productions, and was nominated for multiple Golden Globes and Academy and Emmy Awards.

After appearing in some of the most iconic films of the 20th century, her career spanned nearly seven decades.

Reynolds personal life was almost as scintillating as the movies and shows she was in. She was the first wife of pop star Eddie Fisher in 1955, who later divorced her to marry her best friend Elizabeth Taylor.

Reynolds and Fisher had two children together, Carrie and Todd. Carrie Fisher died Tuesday, days after suffering a heart attack on a plane. She was 60 years old.

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