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News RIP Debbie Reynolds

  1. Dec 29, 2016 #1
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/movies/debbie-reynolds-dead.html

    Debbie Reynolds, the wholesome ingénue in 1950s films like “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Tammy and the Bachelor,” died Wednesday, a day after the death of her daughter, the actress Carrie Fisher. She was 84.
     
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  3. Dec 29, 2016 #2

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    Damn. Turns out she wasn't quite unsinkable after all but I'll still always think of her that way. R.I.P.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2016 #3
    I guess the death of a loved family member can cause even the most unsinkable person to sink. Considering it was her daughter, that's just 10 fold worse. No person wants to outlive their children.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2016 #4

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    And by the way, pointing out that she got her start as a ingenue might be factually correct but it trivializes her out-sized abilities as an entertainer. She was not a great actress but she sure was a great entertainer. And ingenues rarely get Academy Award nonimations for best actress or the kind of life-time achievements awards she received.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2016 #5
    Here's some trivia for you...In the early 70's, my dad was the private tutor for Todd Fisher. No joke. I was like 6 or 7 and we were living in Santa Monica, Ca. One of my earliest memories. I remember two things from that--the first was when my dad took me to Todd's house and he pulled out the Pong game. I don't remember it being in a cabinet, I think it may have just been like a video game cast to to a regular TV through an RF modulator, but that was a long time ago. I'm thinking it must have been 73 or 74. I remember not being so impressed. I mean, I was young, I didn't have anything to compare it to.

    The other memory, around the same time, was of my mom and dad and me sitting around this big dinner table with Debbie Reynolds, and I'm assuming Todd and Carrie were there but I don't remember. I just remember Debbie, she was larger than life.

    So, that's about it. The RUB, though, is that my dad still communicates with Todd Fisher, after all these years. In fact, in the email communications with my dad, Todd Fisher is actually on his "CC" list. No joke. I was tempted to tell him to give Todd my condolences, but I'm a bit estranged from my dad even this late in my life because he's a selfish assh%#$.

    So, I haven't talked to him (my dad) directly in about a decade, only occasionally through email, and even that is painful to me.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2017 #6
    Now that we're on the topic, I actually think that the first VCR I ever saw was at Todd's house...around the same time mid-70's. He was the definition of the Hollywood "rich kid" and had all the toys before everyone else. I didn't have my own VCR until the early 80's. I think the first video I rented was "Debbie does Dallas." :biggrin:
     
  8. Jan 1, 2017 #7
    That's a different Debbie from Debbie Reynolds, btw :wideeyed:
     
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