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Interview: Debbie Reynolds (2002)

Truly an honor to have her on our TV show. We found a copy of our 2002 interview with the legendary actress, Debbie Reynolds. Sadly, she passed away on December 28, 2016.

Video Content: Debbie Reynolds (2002)
In 2002, SIDEWALKS host Cindy Rhodes had the honor to interview actress / singer Debbie Reynolds. At the time of the interview, she talked about the 50th anniversary DVD release of her classic film, “Singing in the Rain” and about the launch of her own “Standing Ovations,” a consumer education campaign to raise awareness of overactive bladder. Additionally, Ms. Reynolds answered some fan questions.

Born on April 1, 1932, in El Paso, Texas, Debbie Reynolds was a legendary actress, singer, dancer, and comedian, who started her career with MGM over 50 years ago. Ms. Reynolds starred in more than thirty motion pictures, two Broadway productions, two television series, and dozens of television appearances. Some of her films she appeared in are “Three Little Words,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “The Affairs of Dobie Gillis,” “Susan Slept Here,” “Bundle of Joy,” “The Catered Affair,” “Tammy and the Bachelor,” “How the West Was Won,” “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” “The Singing Nun,” “Divorce American Style,” “What’s the Matter with Helen?,” “Mother,” and “In & Out.” Her version of the song “Tammy” for “Tammy and the Bachelor” reached number one on the music charts. Ms. Reynolds starred in a Broadway revival of “Irene,” “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” “Debbie,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” and “Woman of the Year.” She had her own television show, “The Debbie Reynolds Show” (1969-70). In later years, she found a new generation of fans as Bobbi Adler, Grace’s mom, on NBC’s “Will & Grace” and as Aggie Cromwell in Disney’s “Halloweentown.” Ms. Reynolds passed away on December 28, 2016, a day after the death of her daughter actress / writer Carrie Fisher (“Star Wars”).

Interview Credits:
Recorded: 2002
Host / Producer: Cindy Rhodes
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: Celebrities Plus, Inc., Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Shana Davick and Liv Davick, a Publicity and Production Boutique, Inc.

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