What the actual f*ck is wrong with this year? What is the unnecessary need of killing every famous person that we love? Is 2017 going to have anyone left, or is it going to be worst?
December has had some really important casualties. As it has taken away from us George Michael and Carrie Fisher. Now just a day after she passed away her mother, Debbie Reynolds, sadly has joined her. As just part of the sick sense of humor 2016 has had.
Another legend is gone.
The Hollywood legend who was in the industry for almost 70 years, passed away on Wednesday after she was taken to the hospital due to complaining of breathing problems. The award winner actress and singer had 84.
Reynolds is mainly remembered for her role in “Singin’ in the Rain,” where she landed her first leading role at the age of 19. As well as being part of the Hollywood golden age and forming part of other classics like “The Unsinkable Molly,””Divorce American Style,””How West Was Won,” “The Affair of Dobie Gillis,” “Bundle of Joy,” “Susan Slept Here,” and “Tammy and the Bachelor,” which her performance of the song “Tammy” reached number one on the Billboard music chart.
Reynolds, who was a major star during the 1950’s and 1960’s, kept it going for a long time. Including a participation in the 1996 film “Mother” and Disney’s “Halloweentown” series. Also, she did some memorable guest role on shows like “Roseanne” and “Will and Grace.” Which granted her an Emmy.
Not always in the best light.
As it has been pretty much the norm through this year Reynolds, another legendary star passed away. If that wasn’t bad enough she died just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. They lived next door by the time of their deaths. Something that has hit really hard anyone who loves movies. But as her son Todd Fisher told Variety “She wanted to be with Carrie.”
Debbie and Carrie.
Obviously as every relationship between daughter and mother it has its own ups and downs. But since both were stars it has a bit more of media coverage. As their relationship is subject of an HBO documentary called “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” that will air in March. As well Fisher outlines her mother’s romantic life in her one-woman show Wishful Drinking. The complicated relationship between them was also represented in Fisher’s screenplay for the 1990 film “Postcards from the Edge.”