Debbie Reynolds


Age: 84

actress and singer who lit up the screen in 1952's Singin' in the Rain and other Hollywood classics despite a tumultuous personal life (she lost first husband Eddie Fisher to Elizabeth Taylor and two other husbands plundered her for millions), who found superstardom early when MGM studio boss Louis B. Mayer cast her in Singin' in the Rain despite leading man Gene Kelly's objections after two minor roles at Warner Bros. and three supporting roles at Metro Goldwyn-Mayer while she was 19-years-old with little dance experience, but who would be appearing with two of the screen's greatest dancers Donald O'Connor and Gene Kelly, and whose daughter Carrie Fisher found lasting fame as Princess Leia in Star Wars and struggled for much of her life with drug addiction and mental health problems.

Cause of Death: After a stroke

Born: April 1, 1932

Died: December 28, 2016

Los Angeles, California