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Debbie Reynolds: Her journey through pictures

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds was a leading actress and singer in the 1950s and 60s, appearing in films like Singing in the Rain and The Catered Affair, as well as on Broadway. She had two children with her first husband Eddie Fisher, Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher, In 2014, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild.

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Actress Debbie Reynolds has died aged 84 – a day after her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was best known for her starring role in “Singin’ in the Rain” with Gene Kelly in 1952. / GETTY IMAGES
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Reynolds’ first marriage was to singer Eddie Fisher – the father of Carrie and her son Todd. Here are the couple in 1955, the year they were wed. / AP
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Her fame grew, with more roles in comedy films and musicals throughout the 1950s and 1960s. She is pictured here entertaining troops in Seoul, South Korea, in 1955. / AP
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She gave birth to her first child, Carrie, in 1956. Here she is pictured with her daughter, who died aged 60 just one day before her mother. / GETTY IMAGES
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Reynolds went on to have another child with Eddie Fisher in 1958, Todd, before the couple divorced in 1959. Here are her children visiting her on the set of “Say One For Me” in Spain the same year. / AP
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Reynolds’ relationship with her daughter was sometimes strained. Fisher wrote a semi-autobiographical novel “Postcards from the Edge” about the experience, as well as her issues with drugs, which was later made into a film. Here are mother and daughter in 1972. / GETTY IMAGES
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Reynolds continued to act in musicals and comedies throughout her career. Here she is (right) with Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney whilst in a production of “Sugar Babies” in New York. / AP
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Reynolds was nominated for five Golden Globes for Three Little Words, Bundle of Joy, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, the Debbie Reynolds Show and Mother. She was also nominated for an Oscar for The Unsinkable Molly Brown and won two Lifetime Achievement Awards for her comedy roles. / AP
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Her foot and handprints are preserved at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6654 Hollywood Boulevard, for live performance. / REUTERS
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Reynolds married a further two times, but had no more children. Her relationship with Fisher grew stronger in their later years. / REUTERS

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Actress Debbie Reynolds has died aged 84 – a day after her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was best known for her starring role in “Singin’ in the Rain” with Gene Kelly in 1952. / GETTY IMAGES