Debbie Reynolds Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

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Mar 01, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 24, 2022
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About Debbie Reynolds

Mary Frances Reynolds or Debbie Reynolds was a singer, actress, and businesswoman from the United States.
Mary Frances Reynolds was born on April 1, 1932, and died on December 28, 2016. Since her early life, Debbie's career was quite long and lasted for 70 years.
Debbie was born in El Paso, Texas, the United States. She was born to Maxine and Raymond and studied at Burbank High School in California. After winning the Miss Burbank Beauty Contest, she signed a contract with Warner Bros. Her most notable films are 'Singin In The Rain', 'Bundle Of Joy', 'The Tender Trap', and 'Tammy And The Bachelor'. Debbie was the mother of Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher. She has been married three times to Richard Hamlett, Harry Karl, and Eddie Fisher.

Debbie Reynolds Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Debbie Reynolds’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of Debbie is said to be $85 million.

How much did Debbie Reynolds earn per year?

This information is not available.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Debbie Reynolds?

Debbie Reynolds was 5 ft 2 in (157 cm) tall.

How old was Debbie Reynolds?

Mary Frances 'Debbie' Reynolds was born on April 1, 1932, and died on December 28, 2016. She died at the age of 84.

Childhood And Education

She was born in El Paso, Texas, to Raymond Francis Reynolds and Maxene. She also had a brother. She went to Burbank High School in her early life.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who was Debbie Reynolds’s partner?

She was married thrice in her life, and with her marriage to Eddie Fisher, she had two children - Carrie and Todd.
Known for 'Star Wars' and 'Shampoo', Carrie died on December 27. On the next day, Debbie suffered from intracerebral hemorrhage and died.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Debbie signed a contract with Warner Bros soon after winning Burbank Beauty Contest in 1948. Talent scouts found her. After two years, she left for MGM. She appeared in movie musicals. Movie musicals were with MGM. She was a co-star in 'Singin In The Rain' and this film changed her life.
When Reynolds was just 19, she co-starred alongside Donald O'Connor and Gene Kelly.
In North Hollywood, Debbie opened her own dance studio in 1979.
The film credits of Debbie Reynolds include the 1948 film named 'June Bride' where she played Boo's Girlfriend at the Wedding, the 1950 film named 'The Daughter Of Rosie O'Grady' where she played Maureen O'Grady, the 1950 film named 'Three Little Words' where she played Helen Kane, the 1950 film named 'Two Weeks With Love' where she played Melba Robinson, the 1951 film named 'Mr. Imperium' where she played Gwen, the 1952 film named 'Singin' In The Rain' where she played Kathy Selden, the 1952 film 'Skirts Ahoy!' where she played herself, the 1953 film named 'I Love Melvin' where she played Judy Schneider/Judy LeRoy, the 1953 film named 'The Affairs Of Dobie Gillis' where she played Pansy Hammer, the 1953 film named 'Give A Girl A Break' where she played Suzy Doolittle, the 1954 film named 'Susan Slept Here' where she played Susan Beauregard Landis, the 1954 film named 'Athena' where she played Minerva Mulvain, the 1955 film named 'Hit The Deck' where she played Carol Pace, the 1955 film named 'The Tender Trap' where she played Julie Gillis, the 1956 film named 'Meet Me In Las Vegas' where she played herself, the 1956 film named 'The Catered Affair' where she played Jane Hurley, the 1956 film named 'Bundle Of Joy' where she played Polly Parish, the 1957 film named 'Tammy And The Bachelor' where she played Tammy, the 1958 film named 'This Happy Feeling' where she played Janet Blake, the 1959 film named 'The Mating Game' where she played Mariette Larkin, the 1959 film named 'Say One For Me' where she played Holly LeMaise, the 1959 film named 'It Started With A Kiss' where she played Maggie Putnam, the 1959 film named 'The Gazebo' where she played Nell Nash, the 1960 film named 'The Rat Race' where she played Peggy Brown, the 1961 film named 'The Pleasure Of His Company' where she played Jessica Anne Poole, the 1961 film named 'The Second Time Around' where she played Lucretia 'Lu' Rogers, the 1962 film named 'How The West Was Won' where she played Lilith Prescott, the 1963 film named 'My Six Loves' where she played Janice Courtney, the 1963 film named 'Mary, Mary' where she played Mary McKellaway, the 1964 film 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown' where she played Molly Brown, the 1964 film named 'Goodbye Charlie' where she played Charlie Sorel/Virginia Mason, the 1966 film named 'The Singing Nun' where she played Sister Ann, and many more. Some notable mentions of Debbie Reynold's filmography are 'Divorce American Style', 'How Sweet It Is!', 'Debbie Reynolds And The Sound Of Children', 'What's The Matter With Helen?', 'Charlotte's Web', 'Busby Berkeley', 'That's Entertainment!', 'Perry Mason: The Case Of The Musical Murder', 'Battling For Baby', 'The Bodyguard', 'Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul', 'Heaven & Earth', 'That's Entertainment! III', 'Mother', 'Wedding Bell Blues', 'In & Out', 'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas', 'Kiki's Delivery Service', 'Zack and Reba', 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie', 'Halloweentown', 'The Christmas Wish', 'A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story', 'Keepers Of The Frame', 'Rugrats In Paris: The Movie', 'Virtual Mom', 'Rugrats: Acorn Nuts & Diapey Butts', 'These Old Broads, 'Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge', 'Cinerama Adventure', 'Generation Gap', 'Connie And Carla', 'Halloweentown High', 'Return To Halloweentown', 'Lolo's Cafe', 'Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project', 'Light of Olympia', 'The Jill & Tony Curtis Story', 'The Brothers Warner', 'Fay Wray: A Life', 'One for the Money', 'Behind the Candelabra', and 'Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds'.
Debbie Reynolds has also appeared in some television shows, including 'Aloha Paradise', 'Alice', 'The Golden Girls', ''Wings', 'Roseanne', 'Will & Grace', 'Rugrats', 'Tracey Ullman In The Trailer Tales', and 'Kim Possible'.
Debbie Reynolds returned to films in 1992 after a gap.

What awards did Debbie Reynolds win?

In 1951, Debbie Reynolds was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards in the category New Star of the Year – Actress for 'Three Little Words'. In 1956, she won the Best Supporting Actress from the National Board of Review for 'The Catered Affair'. In 1957, Debbie Reynolds was nominated for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globe Awards for 'Bundle Of Joy'. In 1965, she was nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Actress for 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown'. In 1965, she was also nominated at the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown'. In 1970, Debbie Reynolds was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for the NBC sitcom 'The Debbie Reynolds Show'. In 1973, Debbie was nominated at the Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical for 'Irene'. In 1997, she won the American Comedy Awards in the category Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy. In 1997, she was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In 1997, she won the Satellite Awards for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. In 1998, Debbie was nominated at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in the category Favorite Supporting Actress – Comedy for 'In & Out'. In 2000, Debbie was nominated at the Daytime Emmy Awards in the category Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special for 'A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story'. In 2000, she was also nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for 'Will & Grace'. In 2014, Debbie Reynolds won the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 2015, Debbie won the Academy Awards in the category Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
The other awards and recognition won by Debbie Reynolds include the 1955 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award. Debbie's handprints and footprints are preserved at Grauman's Chinese Theatre located in Hollywood, California. At 6654 Hollywood Boulevard, Debbie also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for live performance and also a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars.
Debbie Reynolds won the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from Chapman University located in Orange, California on November 4, 2006. Debbie was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on May 17, 2007, from the University of Nevada, Reno. At the university, Debbie had been a part of the film studies program for many years.

Other Interesting Debbie Reynolds Facts And Trivia

  • Debbie Reynolds Hollywood collection has gone to her son.
  • Debbie Reynolds opened her first showroom in 1993.
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Debbie Reynolds Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Mary Frances Reynolds

Date of Birth


Date of Death




Place of Birth

El Paso


157 cm

Eye Color



Actress, Businesswoman, Singer


Burbank High School

Net Worth



Raymond Francis Reynolds , Maxene
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