Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds is an American actress, singer, entertainer, businesswoman, film historian, humanitarian and a noted former collector of film memorabilia.
A businessperson is someone involved in business - in particular someone undertaking activities for the purpose of generating cash flow, sales, and revenue utilizing a combination of human, financial, intellectual and physical capital with a view to fuelling economic development and growth.
Film memorabilia are objects considered of value because of their connection to the cinema.
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Her breakout role was the portrayal of Helen Kane in the 1950 film Three Little Words, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
Helen Kane was an American popular singer; her signature song was "I Wanna Be Loved By You".
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However, it was her first leading role in 1952 at age 19, as Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain, that set her on the path to fame.
Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds.
Other notable successes include The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, Susan Slept Here, Bundle of Joy, The Catered Affair, and Tammy and the Bachelor, in which her rendering of the song "Tammy" reached number one on the music charts.
Bundle of Joy is a Technicolor musical remake of the comedy film Bachelor Mother, which starred Ginger Rogers.
The Catered Affair, also known as Wedding Party, is a family drama film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Susan Slept Here is a 1954 American romantic comedy film starring d*ck Powell and Debbie Reynolds.
She starred in How the West Was Won, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a biographical film about the famously boisterous Molly Brown.
Her performance as Molly Brown earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Best Actress is the name of an award which is presented by various film, television and theatre organizations, festivals, and people's awards to leading actresses in a film, television series, television film or play.
The Academy Award for Best Actress is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Her other notable films include The Singing Nun, Divorce American Style, What's the Matter with Helen?
Divorce American Style is a 1967 American satirical comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin and starring d*ck Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards and Van Johnson.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.
Reynolds is also a noted cabaret performer.
Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring music, song, dance, recitation, or drama.
In 1979, she founded the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in North Hollywood, which still operates today.
In 1973, Reynolds starred in a Broadway revival of the musical Irene and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical.
In 1969 she starred in her own television show The Debbie Reynolds Show, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.
The Debbie Reynolds Show is an American situation comedy which aired on the NBC television network during the 1969-70 television season.
She was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance in A Gift of Love and an Emmy Award for playing Grace's mother Bobbi on Will & Grace.
Will & Grace is an American sitcom created by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan about the relationship between best friends Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler, a straight interior designer.
Reynolds is also known for her role as Aggie Cromwell in Disney's Halloweentown series.
In 1988, she released her autobiography titled, Debbie: My Life.
In 2013, she released an updated version titled Unsinkable: A Memoir.
She is a noted businesswoman, having operated her own hotel in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley.
Reynolds is also a collector of film memorabilia, beginning with the landmark 1970 MGM auction.
An auction is a process of buying and selling goods or services by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder.