Debbie Reynolds is one of the actresses that always seemed to be there. On one hand I knew her as Carrie Fisher’s mom, but I also knew her as a classic film actress. I haven’t seen too many of her films, but her name being on the list was always a point in the favor of the film for me.
Besides the films, a friend and I had been writing various stories together and had come up with this character named Mama Todd. Debbie Reynolds was our face for the character.
My favorite Debbie Reynolds movie was a bio-pic called ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’, where she played the titular character. Molly Brown is most known for surviving the Titanic. Its actually one of my favorite classic films.
Another favorite,and probably more well known, is of course Singin’ in the Rain where she plays Kathy, a singer who plays the voice of an actress when the movie is slated to become a talkie rather than a silent.
Of course the most known scene:
Another movie I recently saw of hers that I found hilarious was These Old Broads, and worth it for this scene: