Iconic Starlet Debbie Reynolds Dies One Day After Her Daughter Carrie Fisher
Debbie Reynolds, iconic 1950s movie star and mother to Carrie Fisher, died last night, just one day after her daughterâ€™s death.
The timing does not seem to be accidental.
Debbieâ€™s son and Carrieâ€™s brother Todd Fisher confirmed to TMZ that fifteen minutes before having the stroke that ended her life, Debbie Reynolds turned to her son and said, â€œI miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie.â€
At the time, Debbie and Todd were discussing plans for Carrieâ€™s funeral.
Even if you donâ€™t know Debbie Reynolds by name, chances are youâ€™ve seen her in the movies â€” or at least heard her voice.
She was the female lead in Singing In the Rain, and the voice of Charlotte in Charlotteâ€™s Web.
And just like her daughter, Debbie Reynolds survived a public scandal or two in her day, like the time her husband Eddie Fisher cheated on her with one of the biggest bombshells of the time, Elizabeth Taylor â€” or, as Carrie Fisher put it in her autobiography, â€œHe first dried her eyes with his handkerchief, then he consoled her with flowers, and he ultimately consoled her with his penis. This made marriage to my mother awkward.â€
But Debbie Reynolds wasnâ€™t just tabloid fodder and she wasnâ€™t just the woman who gave us Princess Lea, she was a badass in her own way.
Even in the 1950s and 60s, when women were expected to stay home with the kids and smoke themselves into a nervous breakdown while their husbands got to have all the fun, Debbie Reynolds did her own thing and had a career.
â€œIâ€™ve always been a good mother,â€ Debbie told People, â€œbut Iâ€™ve always been in show business, and Iâ€™ve been on stage and I donâ€™t bake cookies and I donâ€™t stay home.â€
Not to be crass, but she was goals before we know being goals was a thing.