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Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:52 pm
by momsne
Debbie Reynolds, one of Hollywood's greats, just died.
http://www.tmz.com/2016/12/28/debbie-reynolds-dead/" target="_blank" target="_blank

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:48 pm
by Donald Binks
Good God! Just after her daughter! what a pity in a way it could not have been the other way round. Another legend gone. R.I.P.

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:22 pm
by wich2
Donald, it sounds like it was not just after her daughter - but because of her daughter ('s passing.)

Prayers for rest for both of them, and for comfort for their loved ones.

-Craig

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:20 pm
by Roseha
So terribly sad for the family. Rest in peace, Debbie and Carrie.

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:25 pm
by ClarenceE
Godspeed and Blessings to both General Leia Organa and Molly Brown. You taught many of us to survive.

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:31 am
by boblipton

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:25 am
by drednm
I think we suspected she had health issues when she didn't appear to accept her honorary Oscar. Up til that point she had a film in development about a bunch of spirited oldsters in a home who decide "to put on a show." That one never happened.

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:26 am
by The Blackbird
Could this get any sadder?
Talk about legacies, though...

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:11 am
by boblipton

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:11 am
by Dean Thompson
That number alone would be a shining legacy for any performer, certainly appropriate for the Debbie Reynolds whom we all have loved and admired for so many years.

As numbing as the past 18 hours have been, a Tweet by Mia Farrow this morning made me smile:

"Resting in peace doesn't sound like Debbie's cup of tea, or Carrie's. Wherever they are, I imagine they'd be kicking up mischief, putting on a show, finding the laughs."

That's not a bad way to look at it.

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:50 pm
by Frederica
Dean Thompson wrote:That number alone would be a shining legacy for any performer, certainly appropriate for the Debbie Reynolds whom we all have loved and admired for so many years.

As numbing as the past 18 hours have been, a Tweet by Mia Farrow this morning made me smile:

"Resting in peace doesn't sound like Debbie's cup of tea, or Carrie's. Wherever they are, I imagine they'd be kicking up mischief, putting on a show, finding the laughs."

That's not a bad way to look at it.
I liked a tweet by "William Shakespeare" (before Reynold's death):
"Carrie Fisher hath fixed the problems with my Timon script, and she's the only person I have ever seen scare Liz Taylor. Just brilliant."

People have been sharing conversations with Reynolds at events, etc.; she was wonderfully ubiquitous until her health failed. It's not hard to see who Carrie inherited her irreverence from, although she certainly made it her own--and then some. Goodbye to a couple of Great Dames.

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:13 am
by BGM
A great loss, a great talent and one of the few in Hollywood who really seamed to care about it's history and legacy. As I recall she was really upset at MGM selling off its props and costumes way back in the early 1970's. She became a major collector along with Jane Withers of film costumes and props. She had rare insight early on how important and iconic these things are-the ruby slippers are more than "just a pair of shoes used in a movie" and she knew that and they are part of our culture and needed to be saved and preserved. A great Lady.

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:50 pm
by Brooksie
The one-two punch of losing Carrie and Debbie within the space of 48 hours ... what a way to end the year. I guess there are not too many people of my age who revered both equally, for completely different reasons. Even as a child, I remember being told of her efforts to preserve MGM's history, and waited eagerly for the museum that never quite happened. As someone else said on Twitter, your next viewing of Singin' In The Rain just might be the one time that movie fails to bring a smile to your face ...

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:37 am
by Rick Lanham
TCM (US) just showed a Debbie Reynolds "In Memoriam" featuring only her film clips. It was shown in between Torn Curtain and Family Plot.

Also, this new video says that TCM will change its January 27th schedule to show 24 hours of her movies:


Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:16 pm
by Rick Lanham
TCM Remembers Debbie Reynolds Schedule

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1 ... -1-27.html" target="_blank

The new schedule for Friday, January 27 will be:
6:00 AM It Started With A Kiss (1959)
7:45 AM Bundle of Joy (1956)
9:30 AM How the West Was Won (1962)
12:30 PM The Tender Trap (1955)
2:30 PM Hit The Deck (1955)
4:30 PM I Love Melvin (1953)
6:00 PM Singin' In the Rain (1952)
8:00 PM The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
10:30 PM The Mating Game (1959)
12:30 AM The Catered Affair (1956)
2:15 AM The Singing Nun (1966)
4:00 AM How Sweet It Is (1968)
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Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:03 pm
by BankofAmericasSweetheart
I'm DVR'ing all of Debbie's movies for Friday because as embarrassing as this sounds, I've never seen her in anything else besides Singin' in the Rain. I've heard good reviews on The Catered Affair(also Bette Davis and Ernst Borgnine are my favorite actors so that's a plus). I almost saw How The West Was Won a few years back in 2012 when Cinerama was doing their anniversary screenings at the Cinerama Dome but the western genre isn't really my thing. The Unsinkable Molly Brown I haven't seen either but I also heard Debbie received some good reviews and accolades for her performance. I am very curious to watch it. The other films on this list I'm not terribly familiar with but assuming they are all from MGM studios, I'm sure they will be beautifully photographed motion pictures and hopefully entertaining to boot!

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:42 pm
by Rick Lanham
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/monthly.htm ... 2017-02-01" target="_blank

February's listings for TCM include these:

9th
11:45 AM
GAZEBO, THE (1960)

A suburban couple tries to cope with a murder victim whose body refuses to stay put.
Dir: George Marshall Cast: Glenn Ford , Debbie Reynolds , Carl Reiner .
BW-102 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

24th
2:00 PM
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound.
Dir: Gene Kelly Cast: Gene Kelly , Donald O'Connor , Debbie Reynolds .
C-103 mins, CC,

25th (early morning of the 26th)
5:00 AM
TENDER TRAP, THE (1955)

A swinging bachelor finds love when he meets a girl immune to his line.
Dir: Charles Walters Cast: Frank Sinatra , Debbie Reynolds , David Wayne .
C-111 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

Re: Debbie Reynolds Passes Away

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:41 pm
by s.w.a.c.
Too bad they're not showing the wild Frank Tashlin comedy Susan Slept Here, with Debbie as a dungaree-clad juvenile delinquent who charms Dick Powell. Sadly, I ordered the Warner Archive blu-ray of it last year, in a parcel of items that wound up going AWOL in the post.