Debbie Reynolds - The 2014Tour
Get ready for Debbie Reynolds playing May 11th at the Fred Kavli Theatre at the
Performing Arts in Thousand Oaks, California. Reynold's performance at the Fred Kavli theatre is her only engagement for 2014
- and one you do not want to miss! Debbie's performances are few and far between and this is an opportunity you do not want
About Debbie Reynolds
Born Mary Francis Reynolds in 1932, Debbie would spend her early years
in El Paso, Texas before moving to Burbank, California at the age of seven. Her career, which would span multiple mediums
including music and film, kicked off when she won the Miss Burbank beauty contest. She would soon sign on with Warner Bros.,
starting a long lasting career that would make her one of America's best known sweethearts.
Debbie would go on to act
in several movie musicals throughout the 1950s, eventually starting a relationship with co-star Eddie Fisher that would see
the two tie the knot in Debbie's first marriage. Reynolds would start recording and releasing singles in addition to her movie
roles, eventually becoming the best selling female vocalist of 1957. She make her first venture into full length records in
1959, where she would be compared to other great singer/actors such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
Debbie would headline
across major Las Vegas showrooms, and her star would continue to rise would lead to starring roles in major Hollywood films
"The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and "The Singing Nun", with the former leading to Debbie's first ever nomination for Best Actress.
would transition again in the 1970s to Broadway, where she would star in such productions as "Irene", "Annie Get Your Gun",
and "Woman of the Year". By the 1990s Debbie was acting again, in such major sitcoms as Wings and Will & Grace, where
she earned an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Her accomplishments would be immortalized in the autobiography
Unsinkable, covering over sixty years of turmoil and successes from Hollywood to New York.
Reynold's would have a slow start to her acting career, which began at the age of sixteen. Her duet in the film Two Weeks
with Love, "Aba Daba Honeymoon", would feature famous actor Carleton Carpenter and would become a major hit in 1951. This
would jump-start her career as she would go on to appear in major films and continue to release hit singles. Her most well
known movie performances from the start of her career were Singin' in the Rain and Bundle of Joy.
She would record the
single "Tammy" for her film Tammy and the Bachelor, which would earn her a gold record and give her the accolade of the best
selling female vocalist of 1957. "Tammy" would top the Billboard pop charts for five weeks, with Reynold's becoming a household
name all across America.
In 1959, Debbie would record her first ever album, the self titled Debbie. Debbie would include
a personal selection of hits, including very personal renditions of "S'posin", "Moonglow", "Mean to Me", and "Time After Time".
followed up her LP debut with two top-25 hits, "A Very Special Love" and the unforgettable "Am I That Easy to Forget", where
she would adapt music from different genres into her classic style.
Debbie has received countless
awards and nominations for her contributions to film, music and theatre. These include numerous Golden Globe nominations and
an Emmy for best actress for her work in television; a Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy from the American Comedy Awards;
and her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Reynold's is currently auctioning off her extensive film memorabilia
collection, worth well over 10 million dollars. Included in her collection are Charlie Chaplin's iconic bowler hat and the
dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film The Seven Year Itch.
Reynold's has been a long standing member of Thalians
Club, a philanthropic organization that has been devoted to helping those with mental health issues. After 56 years of contribution
to the club, Reynolds is now an emerita member - though her active duties have declined.
Debbie's own television series
The Debbie Reynold's Show would be cancelled when Debbie got into a tussle with some of her advertisers - specifically with
cigarette companies. Debbie did not want to be associated with promoting or approving of smoking tobacco.
In her Emmy
winning appearance on hit TV series Will & Grace, she would play the recurring character of Bobbi Adler, mother to title
character Grace Adler.
The Debbie Reynolds Concert Experience
Debbie Reynold's is very selective about
the live shows she decides to perform, and rarely performs more than a few times a year. If you are lucky enough to be able
to attend one of Debbie's concert hall packing performances, you will be seeing a living breathing (and singing) piece of
Americana. With over 60 years in the spotlight as one of Hollywood's most accessible and humble superstars, it's not hard
to see why Debbie Reynold's is affectionately called America's Sweetheart. Buy your ticket now - before it sells out!