Debbie Reynolds Dies One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher

Fisher outlined her mother’s romantic foibles in her one-woman show Wishful Drinking. The contentious relationship between Reynolds and Fisher was also fictionalized in Fisher’s screenplay for the 1990 film Postcards From the Edge.

The duo lived next to one another at the time of Fisher’s death; their relationship is the subject of the documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, which airs on HBO in March.

Outside of acting, Reynolds was a noted collector of Hollywood memorabilia. When MGM auctioned off the contents of seven sound stages in 1970, Reynolds spent $180,000 on procuring many items, including the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

She was also a humanitarian and founded the Thalians, an organization of entertainers raising awareness and providing support for mental health issues. Reynolds was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at this year’s Academy Awards.

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