Thursday, December 29, 2016

Debbie Reynolds is dead, in the aftermath of the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher – the Paris Match

The legend of Hollywood Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday, just hours after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, princess Leia of “Star Wars”.

It was one of the last great actresses of the golden age of Hollywood. Debbie Reynolds has been unsuccessful in an attack on Wednesday, just hours after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, the famous princess Leia from “Star Wars”, died of a heart attack.

The death of the actress, aged 84 years, was announced by the site people TMZ. The emergency services were called shortly after 13: 00 at the home of the son of Debbie Reynolds, Todd Fisher, in Beverly Hills. A spokesman for the fire department of Los Angeles had indicated to the AFP to have rescued a “patient adult in a state of good and serious”, without confirming that it was Debbie Reynolds. The fire department then transported the patient up to the Cedars-Sinai hospital in the metropolis of california, according to the same source.

TMZ reported that, not surprisingly, the actress had been upset by the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, eve, in only 60 years.

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Debbie Reynolds had posted on Facebook a brief message Tuesday. “Thank you to all those who were able to embrace the gifts and talents of my great girl and loved it. I am grateful for your thoughts and your prayers which will guide it to its next step,” which was signed: “the mother of Carrie”. Citing sources family anonymous, TMZ assures that Debbie Reynolds had visited at the home of his son in order to discuss the burial of Carrie Fisher.

“She wanted to be with Carrie”

With this double death, 2016 is asserting itself even more as a black year for the artists, marked in particular by the death of the singers David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen and George Michael.

“She wanted to be with Carrie,” said Todd Fisher at the site of the magazine “Variety”. In a few hours, mother and daughter, who had looked after all their lives a complex relationship destructurée by the show business, are being followed.

Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher in 2011. © REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

A documentary on their reports, “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” was screened at the last Cannes film festival and should be released in march on the american channel HBO. “We’ve lost a unique talent and a national treasure. Occurring so soon after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, it really is a double tragedy,” responded Gabrielle Carteris, president of the SAG, a union of actors of the small screen.

“there’s nothing harder than having to bury a child. Debbie died of a heart attack, but she is with her daughter now,” tweetté George Takei, one of the actors the stars of the series “Star Trek”.

Kathy Selden in “Singin’in the rain”, the role of his life

If Carrie Fisher played one of the characters headlights of modern cinema, Debbie Reynolds was one of the last living images of the golden age of Hollywood. She was barely 20 years old, in April 1952, when fate and this probably remains, to this day, the musical, the most well-known of the history of cinema, “Singin’in the rain” (“Singing in the rain”).

The world discovers a ball of energy of 1.57 m, with short hair and green eyes, who plays Kathy Selden, a young independent woman of many talents. This will be the role of his life.

“The character looked like me a lot at the time,” she said in an interview with the American film institute (AFI). “I was not afraid. I have dark”, remembered it. “I had never danced. Dance with Gene Kelly and Donald O’connor in three months (of preparation), everyone would have had to give up. But I said to myself: let’s y.”

Born on April 1, 1932 in El Paso (Texas), Mary Frances Reynolds, his real name, had already been scouted at 16 years of age, by the great studio MGM after winning a beauty contest in California. After “Singing in the rain”, she appeared in several musicals, including “The queen of Colorado”, which earned him an Oscar nomination in 1965.

Unlucky in love

In 1955, she married the actor and singer to success Eddie Fisher, with whom she has two children, Carrie and Todd. But the couple divorcera as early as 1959, disintegrated by the binding of Eddie Fisher with the actress Elizabeth Taylor, who was the best friend of Debbie Reynolds. There followed two other marriages, also concluded by a divorce. In passing, her second husband, Harry Karl, dilapidera the bulk of the wealth of his wife. Debbie Reynolds joked regularly about her bad luck in love.

To meet the needs of her children, the actress will next be in Las Vegas, where she will even have its own casino. The rest of his career in the film becomes anecdotal as early as the 70s, but she continued to make regular appearances on television, notably in the series “Will and Grace”.

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