Debbie Reynolds: 'Singin In The Rain' Actress Who Was Carrie Fisher's Multi-Talented Mom

Debbie Reynolds with her daughter Carrie Fisher, 23 months old, smiles as she leaves the house September 9, 1958 to visit friends in Los Angeles, California. Husband Eddie Fisher and Miss Reynolds later revealed their separation. (Photo by Los Angeles Tim

It's an understatement to say that Debbie Reynolds was a major Hollywood star. As close to a literal rags to riches story as you can find in the groovy era, she was born into a poor Texas family and rose to fame in films like Singin' in the Rain and Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Not just a star on the big screen, Reynolds took to Broadway where she performed with her daughter, Carrie Fisher, before heading t0 Las Vegas and opening a museum. Throughout her life Reynolds was the keeper of the old ways of Hollywood. Aside from collecting memorabilia for her entire life, Reynolds was the kind of star who gave off the pure embodiment of golden age excitement - complete with all the gossip and tragedy that comes along with it.

From her marriage to Eddie Fisher to her final days in Los Angeles, Debbie Reynolds was a real star.