Newswire: R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds

As reported by TMZ, Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds has died after suffering a stroke earlier today. This was confirmed by her son, Todd Fisher, who had been with her today planning funeral arrangements for Carrie Fisher, her daughter, who just died yesterday.

Debbie Reynolds started out as a starlet on the MGM lot. After her 1950 breakout role in Three Little Words, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. She was then chosen to star alongside Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor in the now perennial film classic, 1952’s Singin’ In the Rain. A teenage gymnast who’d been discovered in a beauty pageant that she entered to get a free lunch, Reynolds had no dance experience, but Kelly felt confident that she had the athleticism required for the female lead. In later years, she said, “The two hardest things I ever did in …

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