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Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a dancer until she was selected to be Gene Kelly's ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Big Finish (announced) (rumored)
 2012 In the Picture (Short)
Aunt Lilith
 2008 Light of Olympia
Queen (voice)
 2000 Rugrats: Acorn Nuts & Diapey Butts (TV Movie)
Lulu Johnson (voice)
 1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
Mrs. Claus / Mitzi - Rudolph's Mother / Mrs. Prancer - School Teacher (voice)
 1996/II Mother
Beatrice Henderson
 1993 Heaven & Earth
Eugenia
 1989 Kiki's Delivery Service
Madame (English version, voice)
 1968 How Sweet It Is!
Jenny Henderson
 1967 Divorce American Style
Barbara Harmon
 1964 Goodbye Charlie
Charlie Sorel / Virginia Mason
 1963 Mary, Mary
Mary McKellaway
 1963 My Six Loves
Janice Courtney
 1961 The Second Time Around
Lucretia 'Lu' Rogers
 1961 The Pleasure of His Company
Jessica Anne Poole
 1960 Pepe
Debbie Reynolds
 1960 The Rat Race
Peggy Brown
 1959 The Gazebo
Nell Nash
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Maggie Putnam
 1959 Say One for Me
Holly LeMaise aka Conroy
 1956 Bundle of Joy
Polly Parish
 1956 The Catered Affair
Jane Hurley
 1955 The Tender Trap
Julie Gillis
 1955 Hit the Deck
Carol Pace
 1954 Athena
Minerva Mulvain
 1954 Susan Slept Here
Susan Beaurgard Landis
 1953 Give a Girl a Break
Suzy Doolittle
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
Pansy Hammer
 1953 I Love Melvin
Judy Schneider / Judy LeRoy
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
Debbie Reynolds (uncredited)
 1951 Mr. Imperium
Gwen
 1950 Two Weeks with Love
Melba Robinson
 1950 Three Little Words
Helen Kane
 1950 The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
Maureen O'Grady
 1948 June Bride
Boo's Girlfriend at Wedding (uncredited)
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Appeared in the very first American scopitone video (which played in a 1960s video jukebox) singing "If I Had a Hammer." See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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When asked what her favorite movie is: I think one of my favorite films is Dark Victory (1939) with Bette Davis. Why? She was so wonderful in that film. And... maybe I just want a good cry once in a while without having to go through a divorce. See more »

Trivia:

Made her Broadway debut in 1973 in the revival of "Irene". Although the reviews for the show itself were mixed, hers were all raves and she wound up with a Tony Award nomination the following year for Best Actress in a Musical. The production ultimately ran some 20 months. In 1976, she appeared in a one-woman, short-run (10 days - 14 performances) review named "Debbie!" at the Minskoff Theatre. ... See more »

Trademark:

Strong sultry voice. See more »

Nickname:

Aba Dabba See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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