Wednesday, April 28, 2010

In praise of: Debbie Reynolds

The American actress Debbie Reynolds is best known to those under 50 as the mother of Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia. However, those over 50 remember her starring in Singin’ in the Rain (1952) with Gene Kelly, The Tender Trap (1955) with Frank Sinatra, The Pleasure of His Company (1961) with Fred Astaire and How the West Was Won (1962) with James Stewart. More recently she was in The Bodyguard (1992) with Kevin Costner, but you can’t win them all.

She is currently touring England with her cabaret act Alive and Fabulous in which she sings, dances and reminisces. When the Spectator asked her if she had any plans for retiring, she replied:
I don’t see why I should. I always had great legs and great tits and they haven’t fallen – yet – so why stop?
What a gal. Debbie Reynolds is 78.

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