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Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds has acted, sung and danced through more than 30 movies, during a career spanning half a century. Reynolds is perhaps best known for her Oscar-nominated leading role in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (1963, MGM), her starring performance in "Singin' in the Rain"{ (1952, MGM) alongside Gene Kelly, as well as more recent hits such as "Mother" (1996, Paramount), for which she was a Golden Globe nominee, and "In and Out" (1997, Paramount). Yet Reynolds is not just a film star. The Hollywood legend is still going strong at age 67, spending much of the year touring nationally and internationally as a headline performer in such venues as Las Vegas, Atlantic City and London.

In addition, she starred in the hit musical "Woman of the Year" on Broadway in 1983 and has toured in other shows. She also has two hit recordings to her credit, "Tammy" and "Abba Dabba Honeymoon," which both sold more than a million copies when they debuted in the 1950s, as well as several TV movies and videos.

All of this has earned her two stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. However, Reynolds' interests go beyond performing.

Indeed, her latest non-acting effort is an alliance with STRONG WOMEN, INSIDE & OUT, a coalition of 110 national organizations convened by the National Osteoporosis Foundation and OWL: The Voice of Midlife and Older Women, dedicated to osteoporosis awareness. She is committed to STRONG WOMEN's new campaign, "Stay Strong! Test Your Bone Strength," which informs postmenopausal women about the importance of getting a bone density test to detect osteoporosis or low bone mass.

Born Mary Frances Reynolds in 1932 in El Paso, Texas, Reynolds moved with her family to Burbank at the age of 8. It was there that she took her first steps on the path to fame and fortune when she was "discovered" by talent scouts from MGM and Warner Brothers who were serving as judges for a local talent and beauty contest.

Throughout her career, family has always been of primary importance to Reynolds. She has seen first hand the effects of osteoporosis in her mother and grandmother. For years, Reynolds lived close to her brother in North Hollywood so that she could assist him as caregiver to her mother. Reynolds also has two children of her own. Her daughter is actress/writer Carrie Fisher and her son is Todd Fisher. She also has a seven-year-old granddaughter, Billie Catherine.

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