When it came to the 1950s, Debbie Reynolds was Hollywood royalty. She was box office and musical gold. After bursting onto the scene in 1950, Reynolds was active in show business all the way up until her death in 2016. She was a charismatic woman who could captivate anyone instantly.
This video, which is a clip from one of her movies, shows her beauty and charm for all of us to see. We see Reynolds singing “Tammy,” a song from her movie “Tammy and the Bachelor,” which came out in 1957. There would be other “Tammy” movies, but this was the only one that Reynolds would act in.
When this movie came out, she was already a mother to a child who would become world-famous herself: Carrie Fisher. Carrie had been born in ’56, and they probably had to work filming around her birth. It was such a sad thing to have both Carrie and Reynolds die so close to each other. Many thought that Fisher’s death is what made Reynolds give up too.
Hopefully, they are having a blast somewhere now. They had been estranged for a while, mostly during Fisher’s ’20s and ’30s, but the two had become close again. That’s why it was actually unsurprising that she wanted to join Carrie.
One of the cool things about this clip is that it also shows a young Leslie Nielsen. Yes, the same man that made the “Naked Gun” and “Airplane!” movies. “Surely you can’t be serious!” “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.”
Do you have a favorite Reynolds movie? My favorite is ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’ It was such a perfect role for Reynolds, who was able to let her comedic style really shine. Debbie Reynolds was one of the most iconic Hollywood stars in her era. She and her daughter will not be forgotten.