Debbie Reynolds (I) (1932–2016)

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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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Known For

Singin' in the Rain Kathy Selden
In & Out Berniece Brackett


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 2015 The 7D (TV Series short)
Great-Great-Grandmommers Whimsical
- Big Rock Candy Flim-Flam/Doing the 7D Dance (2015) ... Great-Great-Grandmommers Whimsical (voice)
 2013 Behind the Candelabra
Frances Liberace
 2012 In the Picture (Short)
Aunt Lilith
 2012 One for the Money
Grandma Mazur
 2011 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (TV Series)
Mary Van Der Deth
- Kick or Treat/Dead Man's Rollercoaster (2011) ... Mary Van Der Deth (voice)
 2010 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series short)
Granny Squirrel
- The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel (2010) ... Granny Squirrel (voice)
 2008 Light of Olympia
Queen (voice)
 2008 Family Guy (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilson
- Tales of a Third Grade Nothing (2008) ... Mrs. Wilson (voice)
 2003-2007 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Nana Possible
- Graduation: Part 2 (2007) ... Nana Possible (voice)
- Graduation: Part 1 (2007) ... Nana Possible (voice)
- A Very Possible Christmas (2003) ... Nana Possible (voice)
- The Golden Years (2003) ... Nana Possible (voice)
 2006 Lolo's Cafe (TV Short)
Mrs. Atkins (voice)
 1999-2006 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Bobbi Adler
- The Definition of Marriage (2006) ... Bobbi Adler
- Swish Out of Water (2005) ... Bobbi Adler
- It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World (2005) ... Bobbi Adler
- Fanilow (2003) ... Bobbi Adler
- Marry Me a Little More (2002) ... Bobbi Adler
 2005 Return to Halloweentown (TV Movie)
Agatha Cromwell
 2004 Halloweentown High (TV Movie)
Aggie Cromwell
 2002 Generation Gap (TV Movie)
 2000-2002 Rugrats (TV Series)
Lulu Pickles / Lulu Johnston
- Babies in Toyland Part 2 (2002) ... Lulu Pickles (voice)
- Babies in Toyland Part 1 (2002) ... Lulu Pickles (voice)
- Club Fred (2002) ... Lulu Pickles (voice)
- Curse of the Werewuff (2002) ... Lulu Pickles (voice)
- Murmur on the Ornery Express (2002) ... Lulu Pickles (voice)
 2002 First Monday (TV Series)
Katherine Seldes
- Secrets and Lies (2002) ... Katherine Seldes
 2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Betty Poplovich
- Manhunt (2001) ... Betty Poplovich
 2001 Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (TV Movie)
Aggie Cromwell
 2001 These Old Broads (TV Movie)
Piper Grayson
 2000 Rugrats: Acorn Nuts & Diapey Butts (TV Movie)
Lulu Johnson (voice)
 2000 Virtual Mom (TV Movie)
 2000 Rugrats in Paris
Lulu Pickles (voice)
 1999 A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (TV Movie)
Shirlee Allison
 1998 The Christmas Wish (TV Movie)
 1998 Halloweentown (TV Movie)
Aggie Cromwell
 1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
Mrs. Claus / Mitzi - Rudolph's Mother / Mrs. Prancer - School Teacher (voice)
 1998 Zack and Reba
Beulah Blanton
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Debbie Reynolds (voice)
 1997 In & Out
Berniece Brackett
 1997 Roseanne (TV Series)
Audrey Conner
- Arsenic and Old Mom (1997) ... Audrey Conner
 1996 Wedding Bell Blues
Debbie Reynolds
 1996/II Mother
Beatrice Henderson
 1994 Wings (TV Series)
Deedee Chappel
- If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother (1994) ... Deedee Chappel
 1993 Heaven & Earth
 1992 The Bodyguard
Debbie Reynolds
 1992 Battling for Baby (TV Movie)
 1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
- There Goes the Bride: Part 2 (1991) ... Truby
 1989 Kiki's Delivery Service
Madame (English version, voice)
 1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (TV Movie)
Amanda Cody
 1987 Sadie and Son (TV Movie)
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Barbara Farrell
- Promises to Keep (1986) ... Barbara Farrell
 1983 Jennifer Slept Here (TV Series)
Alice Farrell
- Boo (1983) ... Alice Farrell
 1982 Alice (TV Series)
Felicia Blake
- Sorry, Wrong Lips! (1982) ... Felicia Blake
 1981 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (TV Short)
Alice (voice)
 1973 Charlotte's Web
Charlotte (voice)
 1969-1972 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Debbie Reynolds (1972) ... Guest Performer
- Guest Starring Debbie Reynolds (1970) ... Guest Performer
- Guest Starring Sammy Davis, Jr. (Again) (1969) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 1969-1970 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
Debbie Thompson
- Where There's a Will There's No Way (1970) ... Debbie Thompson
- The Producer (1970) ... Debbie Thompson
- Debbie's Return (1970) ... Debbie Thompson
- Debbie Gets Jim Fired (1970) ... Debbie Thompson
- Those Dangerous Years (1970) ... Debbie Thompson
 1970 Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Machine Gun Reynolds
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... Machine Gun Reynolds
 1969 Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children (TV Movie)
Debbie Reynolds
 1968 How Sweet It Is!
 1967 Divorce American Style
Barbara Harmon
 1966 The Singing Nun
Sister Ann
 1964 Goodbye Charlie
Charlie Sorel / Virginia Mason
 1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Molly Brown
 1963 Mary, Mary
Mary McKellaway
 1963 My Six Loves
Janice Courtney
 1962 How the West Was Won
Lilith Prescott
 1961 The Second Time Around
Lucretia 'Lu' Rogers
 1961 The Pleasure of His Company
Jessica 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
 1959 The Mating Game
Mariette Larkin
 1958 This Happy Feeling
Janet Blake
 1957 Tammy and the Bachelor
 1956 Bundle of Joy
Polly Parish
 1956 The Catered Affair
Jane Hurley
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Debbie Reynolds (uncredited)
 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)
 1952 Singin' in the Rain
Kathy Selden
 1951 Mr. Imperium
 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)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (58 credits)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (224 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (65 credits)

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(12/02/1974) The University of Dayton (Ohio) arena hosted a performance of nationally known personalities for the Xenia (Ohio) Tornado Relief Benefit. Appearing were Bob Hope, Phyllis McGuire, Helen O'Connell, Maureen McGovern, Debbie Wilson, Teresa Brewer, Nancy Wilson, Debbie Reynolds, yodeling cowboy Kenny Roberts, and magic... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mary Frances Reynolds


5' 2" (1.57 m)


Richard Ronald Hamlett  (divorced) | See more »


Todd Fisher | See more »


Raymond Francis Reynolds | Maxine Harmon


Billie Lourd (grandchild)

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[on the death of Tony Curtis] Nobody had a better time than Tony. He loved the ladies. He loved art. He loved this business more than anything. He was a great looking guy, handsome. We were all very close friends when we were young, a long, long time ago. But he had a wonderful life. He had a full life. He was a great, marvellous actor. See more »


Effectively out of feature films by age 40. When she returned after an absence of more than two decades, she was relegated to playing the mother of actors who were only 15 years younger than herself. See more »


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