Today marks Debbie Reynolds’ 81st birthday. I’m ashamed to say that I know very little of Reynolds beyond her role in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), but that’s enough right? So DTSFT are celebrating Reynolds’ birthday with clips and pics:
Debbie Reynolds 1st April 1932
The two hardest things I ever did in my life are childbirth and Singin’ in the Rain.
Irony alert: Filming the sequence where Kathy dubs Lena’s singing and speaking voices in “The Dancing Cavalier,” it was decided that Reynolds’ voice wasn’t working, so Jean Hagen’s own speaking voice was used to dub Reynolds. Plus, Betty Noyes dubbed Reynolds’ singing voice for the “Would You” number in that scene.