Thursday, December 29, 2016

Debbie Reynolds, 1932-2016, R.I.P.


Now I'm really sick, with an attitude that 2016 is (still) out to "get" me.

Unbearably soon after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, actress Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of eighty-four, apparently from a stroke brought on by the stress of her daughter Carrie's death.

I've been a fan of Debbie Reynolds' from the moment I was able to attach a name to that actress on the screen. Like everyone else (it seems), I loved her in movies like Singin' in the Rain, but I loved lesser-known efforts such as Goodbye Charlie and Susan Slept Here as well. And it was a particular treat to see her teamed with Albert Brooks in 1996's Mother.

She had it all: talent, looks, class.... So often in these little tributes of mine, I write "he (or she) will be missed," but for me, it's especially true in this case.












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10 comments:

  1. This is so very sad to hear this especially since it is the day after her daughter which was shocking enough. I feel very bad for the family left behind and her son who found her. This lady also tried so hard to save part of old Hollywood with a huge costume collection that she had to end up selling. Very sad indeed.

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    1. I know, I was rooting for her for years that she would establish that Hollywood museum. At least she realized a few (25?) million when she ended up selling it.

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  2. Seriously, I am done with 2016!

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  3. That has to be hard to outlive your kid. 2016 sure isn't going out easy.

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    1. Nope. I think losing a child -- at any age -- is about the toughest thing that can happen to someone.

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    1. One of the worst, in terms of celebrity deaths.

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  5. I don't know if I've ever seen anything she was in, but she was a beautiful lady.

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    1. Wow, I thought everyone had seen Singin' in the Rain. :)

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