Actress, Kiki's Delivery Service Voice Actress Debbie Reynolds Passes Away
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Oscar-nominated singer, actress, and voice actress Debbie Reynolds passed away at a hospital in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday. She was 84.
Reynolds was taken to the hospital after suffering a stroke on Wednesday. Her death follows the death of her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who passed away on Tuesday. Reynolds was at Fisher's home in Beverly Hills when she suffered the stroke.
Reynolds was born Marie Frances Reynolds in 1932 in Texas. Her major acting debut was as the romantic lead starring alongside Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain in 1952. She starred in The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 1964, which earned her an Oscar nomination for best actress. Other films she had major or starring roles in include Tammy and the Bachelor, The Rat Race, The Catered Affair, Bundle of Joy, and How the West Was Won. She also had guest or recurring roles on television series and works such as The Golden Girls, Halloweentown, Roseanne, Will and Grace, and Behind the Candelabra.
She also appeared on Broadway in such shows as Irene, Annie Get Your Gun, Woman of the Year, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
In anime, Reynolds played the role of Madame in the English dub of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery service anime film. Reynolds also did voice work for animated shows and films such as Charlotte's Web, Kim Possible, Family Guy, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie, Rugrats, and Light of Olympia.
Image via Debbie Reynolds' official Twitter account
Source: Variety (Carmel Dagan)