A look at Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor's complicated friendship after Taylor's betrayal

Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor were two of the biggest screen stars in Hollywood's Golden Era.

Naturally, the two became close friends as they rose up the ranks of Tinseltown — but their friendship dismantled following a devastating affair.

The actresses first met as classmates in the early 1950s when they were both studying at MGM.

"I went to MGM when I was around 17, and Liz was there too, but she was already a star," Debbie told People in 2015. "We went to school together on the lot, when she was in between films. I was just a beginner, and she and I were not in any manner alike, but we got along very well because I was in awe of going to school with Elizabeth Taylor. And if anyone said they weren't, then they were lying. Or blind."

Taylor had already established herself as a huge icon, with starring roles in "Little Women," "Cynthia" and "Father of the Bride" under her belt. Reynolds also made her way to the spotlight when she starred in "Singin' In the Rain."

From there, the two were near equals in star power and became famous power couples once they both married. Reynolds married singer Eddie Fisher in 1955 and Taylor married Mike Todd in 1957. Reynolds served as matron of honor to Taylor and Fisher was Todd's best man.

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The four were reportedly inseparable and were even neighbors. But everything changed when Todd was killed in a plane crash. Taylor was reportedly supposed to join him on the small plane, ironically named "Lucky Liz," but she didn't because she had a cold. They were only married for one year.

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Fisher reportedly decided to console Taylor, but things turned romantic pretty quickly and he cheated on his wife, Reynolds.

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1958: American singer Eddie Fisher, wearing a tuxedo, stands with arm around his wife, American actor Debbie Reynolds (R) and smiles while looking at British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor, smoking a cigarette, Las Vegas, Nevada. The next year Fisher left Reynolds and married Taylor. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Film producer Mike Todd and his wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor, are followed by singer Eddie Fisher and his wife, actress Debbie Reynolds, at the Epsom Derby. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 10/8/1951-Washington, DC: President Truman greets motion picture industry representatives in connection with the 50th anniversary of the American Movie Theater, at the White House here today. Front row, left to right: Elizabeth Taylor; Adolf Zukor, Chairman of board of Paromount Pictures; President Truman; Mrs. Randolf Scott; Joyce O'Hara, acting President motion picture associates; and Debbie Reynolds. Second Row: Louise Albritton; Arthur Mayer; Artur Arthur: Julian Brylanski: Virginia Kellogg; and Randolf Scott.
28th February 1957: From left to right, British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, film producer Mike Todd (1909 - 1958), hold their Golden Globe awards while walking with American actor Debbie Reynolds at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Awards Dinner in Los Angeles. Taylor won a special award for consistent performance, and Todd produced Michael Anderson's 1957 film, 'Around the World in Eighty Days,' which received the Best Motion Picture- Drama award. (Photo by Darlene Hammond/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Acapulco, Mexico: Movie actress Elizabeth Taylor and film producer Mike Todd were married here tonight in simple civil ceremony attended by small group of relatives and friends. Left to Francis: Mrs. Francis Taylor, the bride's mother; Liz and Mike; Enrique Parra Hernandez, a close friend of ex President Miguel Aleman; film star Debbie Reynolds, matron of honor; Mike Todd, Jr.; best man Eddie Fisher and Mexican comedian Mario Moreno, Cantinflas. Ceremony was performed by Acapulco's Mayor Mario Romero Lopestegui at the beach-side home of Fernando Parra Hernandez, Enrique's brother.
(Original Caption) Acapulco, Mexico: Movie actress Elizabeth Taylor and film producer Mike Todd were married here tonight in simple civil ceremony attended by small group of relatives and friends. Left to Francis: Mrs. Francis Taylor, the bride's mother; Liz and Mike; Enrique Parra Hernandez, a close friend of ex President Miguel Aleman; film star Debbie Reynolds, matron of honor; Mike Todd, Jr.; best man Eddie Fisher and Mexican comedian Mario Moreno, Cantinflas. Ceremony was performed by Acapulco's Mayor Mario Romero Lopestegui at the beach-side home of Fernando Parra Hernandez, Enrique's brother.
(Original Caption) 5/6/1959-Las Vegas, NV- Crooner Eddie Fisher and betrothed actress Elizabeth Taylor huddle over last minute plans for their Las Vegas wedding Tuesday, to follow his expected divorce from Debbie Reynolds in Las Vegas Monday. Fisher and Miss Taylor plan to be united in a simple civil ceremony at the spacious ranch where she has been staying during his appearance at the Hotel Tropicana.
(Original Caption) 5/12/1959-Las Vegas, Nevada- Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher gaze at their marriage license which they obtained right after Fisher was granted a divorce from Debbie Reynolds. The couple will be married here and fly immediately to New York on their way to Europe.
(Original Caption) Hollywood: Eddie Fisher holds his two children, Todd 1, and Carrie, 2, (R), while shopping for toys just before his departure for Las Vegas and a possible rendezvous with actress Elizabeth Taylor. Fisher has not been photographed with the children born to his ex-wife, Debbie Reynolds, since September 1958.
(Original Caption) 3/28/1957-Hollywood, CA- Mike Todd and his wife, Elizabeth Taylor, playfully mug for photographers as they arrive at a party after the Academy Award presentations on March 27th. Todd won an Oscar for his production of 'Around the World in 80 Days.'
British-born US actress Elizabeth Taylor is pictured dancing with the film producer Mike Todd at a party in Greenwich, 09 december 1956. Mike Todd will become the next - and 3rd - husband of Liz Taylor in february 1957. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
1956: British-born actress Elizabeth Taylor with her future husband, American film producer Mike Todd (1909 - 1958) at the premiere of director Vincente Minnelli's film, 'Lust for Life.' (Photo by Darlene Hammond/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) *27.02.1932-Schauspielerin, USAmit Mike Todd und Christopher Edward undMichael Howard (r), den Kindern aus derEhe mit M. Wilding- 1957 (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 2/7/1957-Acapulco, Mexico: Portrait of Elizabeth Taylor and husband Mike Todd at their honeymoon retreat.
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 27: Actress Elizabeth Taylor attends the 29th Academy Awards ceremony which was held at the RKO Pantages Theatre with her second husband producer Mike Todd, who holds the Oscar he won for best picture for his film 'Around The World In 80 Days', on March 27, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 5/4/1957-Cannes, France: Producer Mike Todd, on top of the Cinema world, kisses his wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor, at the International Film Festival in Cannes. His movie 'Around the World in Eighty Days,' was first picture shown at the festival. BPA2# 2746
(GERMANY OUT) *27.02.1932-Schauspielerin, USAmit Mike Todd und Baby Liz (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) *27.02.1932-Schauspielerin, USAmit Mike Todd auf einem Rennplatz, imHintergrund das Ehepaar Eddie Fisher und Debbie Reynolds- 1958 (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
22nd March 1958: Film producer and husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor Mike Todd's private aircraft 'The Liz', in which he was killed after crashing in New Mexico. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 3/25/1958-Chicago, IL- Weeping, Elizabeth Taylor leaves the gravesite after funeral services for her late husband, Mike Todd. With her is Dr. Rexford Kennamer (l), Liz's personal physician and her brother, Howard.
On February 15, 1958, Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, producer Mike Todd, board his private plane named 'The Liz,' which crashed a month later killing Todd and two others.
(Original Caption) New York: Fisher Family Arrives. Singer Eddie Fisher plays with stepdaughter Liza, 2, on arrival at Idlewild Airport here September 11th, with wife, Screen star Elizabeth Taylor, (Center), and sons Christopher, (Left), 4, and Michael, 6. The boys are Miss Taylor's children by a marriage to British actor Michael Wilding and the girl is the daughter of the late showman Mike Todd, Miss Taylor's second husband. Fisher and Miss Taylor were returning from a four-month honeymoon in Europe.
(Original Caption) Camera Debut. Hollywood, California, USA: Eddie Fisher and wife, Debbie Reynolds, gaze proudly at their baby daugher, Carrie Frances Fisher, here January 2. The baby was born October 21 and this is her first appearance before the camera.
(GERMANY OUT) *01.04.1932-Schauspielerin, USAmit ihrem Ehemann, dem Sänger Eddie Fisher (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - SEPTEMBER 27,1957: Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher attend Dean Martins party in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) When Debbie Reynolds is around, says Louella O. Parsons, Eddie Fisher can't look anywhere else. And when Eddie's nearby, Miss Parsons relates in her story of their courtship, Debbie gets 'stardust in her eyes.' Here is photographic proof.
(Original Caption) Any Wedding Announcement will Come from Mom. Hollywood, California: Singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds might be likened to a pair of love birds for sure in this picture but don't draw any hasty conclusions about wedding bells for them. Debbie said that any announcement of their wedding would be made by her parents and would give only a 'maybe' to queries on the wedding prospects.
(Original Caption) New York: Debbie Reynolds holds her son, Todd Emanuel Fisher (singer Eddie Fisher is his father), upon arriving in New York after vacation in Europe.
Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher seated at unidentified event.
(Original Caption) Dan Merlin (Eddie Fisher) and Polly Parrish (Debbie Reynolds) discover they have many romantic things in common; a scene from 'Bundle of Joy,' RKO's Technicolor comedy with music starring Fisher and Ms. Reynolds with Adolphe Menjou and Tommy Noonan co-sta
Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher posing for portrait.
(Original Caption) New York: Among the notables attending the New York opening tonight of Tennessee Williams' new play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, were crooner Eddie Fisher and his bride to-be, actress Debbie Reynolds. They're scheduled for a June wedding. That's the happy couple taking it easy during intermission at the Morosco Theatre.
American singer, actor and entertainer Eddie Fisher (1928 - 2010) in a tree with his wife, singer and actress Debbie Reynolds, circa 1955. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Hear they are...Hearing a phone conversation above the hubbub of a party is what Debbie Reynolds is trying to do. Fiance Eddie Fisher holds her hankie and handbag so that she can cup her hand over her ear to hear a congratulatory message. The party celebrated their engagement, of course.
LOS ANGELES,CA - OCTOBER 23,1954: Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds pose during their party at Cantors in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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"I was the last to find out about the affair," Debbie told The Daily Mail in 2010. "There had been hints in the papers and I had noticed that when I turned up at functions or parties on my own my friends were whispering. Although I didn't want to find out the truth, I had to face up to it. Even so, it was a great shock to find them together. It left me shattered."

At the time, Reynolds and Fisher had two children, Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher. Reynolds felt that her good friend Liz had betrayed her. "We were friends for years and years, but we had a lapse of time when she took Eddie to live with her because she liked him, too," the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" star said. "She liked him well enough to take him without an invitation!"

Carrie later wrote about her father's embarrassing situation in her 2001 memoir, "Wishful Drinking." "Naturally, my father flew to Elizabeth's side, gradually making his way slowly to her front. He first dried her eyes with his handkerchief, then he consoled her with flowers, and he ultimately consoled her with his penis," the actress quipped. "Now this made marriage to my mother awkward, so he was gone within the week."

Reynolds was considered America's Sweetheart and she quickly had Eddie move out, but was reluctant at first given the fact that she had small children.

"I was a virgin when I married Eddie, but Elizabeth had been married three times. I was devastated because I had two children," Reynolds told The Daily Mail. "I was very religious so I didn't believe in divorce, but they laid guilt on me that I was keeping them and true love apart. So, I finally let Eddie off the hook. I told him to go."

Reynolds went on to raise her children alone and without Eddie's support. She later recalled that he never even paid her to help with her children's upbringing. Eddie married Taylor and they were together from 1959-1964 until she left him for her "Cleopatra" co-star, Richard Burton.

Reynolds went on to marry millionaire businessman Harry Karl, who struggled with gambling. He reportedly gambled away nearly all of her fortune.

Reynolds and Taylor didn't speak for over 7 years until a chance-meeting when they were both boarding the Queen Elizabeth ship to London in 1966.

"I looked up and I saw tons of luggage going by me and birdcages and dog cages and nurses and I realized Elizabeth was on the same ship as me," Debbie told PopEater years later.

The two decided to bury the hatchet and have dinner together with their now-husbands. "The four of us ended up having dinner and it was wonderful. She'd moved along in her life and so had I. If your husband's going to leave you for anyone, it might as well be Elizabeth Taylor. She was beautiful, smart, and a very sexual woman and I was very different—not exactly a sex kitten. I told [Eddie] she'd throw him out eventually and that's exactly what happened. But he wasn't the brightest of men."

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THESE OLD BROADS - 9/8/00Four of HollywoodÃs most legendary stars - Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins and Elizabeth Taylor - will star in 'These Old Broads,' a two-hour comedy written by Carrie Fisher ('Postcards From the Edge') and Elaine Pope ('Seinfeld'). The film will air during the 2000-01 season on the ABC Television Network.JOAN COLLINS, SHIRLEY MACLAINE, ELIZABETH TAYLOR, DEBBIE REYNOLDS (Photo by Timothy White/ABC via Getty Images)
THESE OLD BROADS - 9/8/00Four of HollywoodÃs most legendary stars - Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins and Elizabeth Taylor - will star in 'These Old Broads,' a two-hour comedy written by Carrie Fisher ('Postcards From the Edge') and Elaine Pope ('Seinfeld'). The film will air during the 2000-01 season on the ABC Television Network.DEBBIE REYNOLDS, SHIRLEY MACLAINE, ELIZABETH TAYLOR, JOAN COLLINS(Photo by Timothy White/ABC via Getty Images)
THESE OLD BROADS - 9/8/00Four of HollywoodÃs most legendary stars - Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins and Elizabeth Taylor - will star in 'These Old Broads,' a two-hour comedy written by Carrie Fisher ('Postcards From the Edge') and Elaine Pope ('Seinfeld'). The film will air during the 2000-01 season on the ABC Television Network.JOAN COLLINS, ELIZABETH TAYLOR, SHIRLEY MCCLAINE, DEBBIE REYNOLDS(Photo by Ron Tom/ABC via Getty Images)
HENDERSON, NV - FEBRUARY 27: In this handout photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds are interviewed at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, as they arrive to celebrate Dame Elizabeth Taylor's 75th birthday on February 27, 2007 in Henderson, Nevada. (Photo by Brian Jones/Las Vegas News Bureau via Getty Images)
Actress Debbie Reynolds poses backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement awards at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (SAGAWARDS-BACKSTAGE)
Actress Debbie Reynolds arrives at the "Hollywood Stars Salute Glenn Ford's 90th Birthday" held on the actor's 90th birthday May 1, 2006, during a salute and screening of Ford's 1946 film "Gilda" by the American Cinematheque at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Reynolds starred with Ford in the 1959 film "The Gazebo". Ford was expected in person, but his doctor advised against him attending. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Actress Debbie Reynolds is interviewed at a preview of her Hollywood costume and prop collection in Beverly Hills June 6, 2011. The collection was acquired over 50 years and is up for auction by Profiles in History in Beverly Hills on June 18. Reynolds had hoped to build a museum for her collection, but that dream was not realized. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT SOCIETY)
Actress Elizabeth Taylor waves as she delivers the state of AIDS address at the 2006 Macy's Passport gala in Santa Monica, California September 28, 2006. Macy's Passport has raised in more than 20 years nearly 22 million dollars for HIV/AIDS agencies. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
Dame Elizabeth Taylor attends the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) Cunard Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills November 10, 2005. Taylor is this year's recipient of the Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in International Entertainment.
Academy Award winning actress Elizabeth Taylor touches her medal and ribbon as she poses for the "family" photo with fellow 2002 Kennedy Center Honorees after the gala dinner, December 7, 2002, in Washington. The winners were honored for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. REUTERS/Mike Theiler MT
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Fisher and Reynolds never had a friendship after their divorce. Fisher famously trash-talked her in his memoirs before his death and said that his ex's entire "life was an act" and she "should have won an Academy Award for playing the wronged woman."

Reynolds wasn't too pleased with her ex either, and instead chose to salvage her relationship only with Elizabeth. The women went on to star in "These Old Broads" alongside Joan Collins and Shirley MacLaine. The film was written by Carrie.

Reynolds had a chance to also say her final goodbye to her longtime friend before she died in 2011. She told People, "She expressed how scary it was. We talked about that for a while, that it's really hell getting older. We were complaining to each other about that. Like two girls would."

Debbie Reynolds, perhaps, died of a broken heart on Wednesday, following the sudden death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was planning her daughter's funeral, when she reportedly had a stroke and passed away. Her final commentary was that she "wanted to be with Carrie."

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Debbie Reynolds and gene Kelly in the 1952 movie âSingin' in the Rain.' (Photo by �� John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Debbie Reynolds holds Gene Kelly in a scene from the film 'Singin' In The Rain', 1952. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Debbie Reynolds, US actress, singer and dancer, poses with Gene Kelly (1912-1996), US actor, singer and dancer, in a studio portrait, against a red background, issued as publicity for the film, 'Singin' in the Rain', 1952. The musical, directed by Stanley Donen, starred Reynolds as 'Kathy Selden' and Kelly as 'Don Lockwood'. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Harve Presnell and Debbie Reynolds get their fingers burned trying desperately save $300,000 that was put in the potbelly stove for safekeeping in a scene from the film 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown', 1964. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - CIRCA 1962: Actress Debbie Reynolds with Harve Presnell attends the premiere of 'Unsinkable Molly Brown' in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - CIRCA 1962: Actress Debbie Reynolds attends the premiere of 'Unsinkable Molly Brown' in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American actor and singer Harve Presnell dancing with American actress, singer and dancer Debbie Reynolds in the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown. 1964 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Debbie Reynolds looking at Harve Presnell in a scene from the film 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown', 1964. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
JUN 11 1964; 'Molly' Returns to Denver; Debbie Reynolds, star of the movie, 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' is mobbed by fans as she arrives at Staple-¡ton Field Thursday. She will attend the world premiere of the movie Thursday night at Denham Theater. Most of movie musical production is set in Colorado and Denver.; (Photo By Jack Riddle/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell in publicity portrait for the film 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown', 1964. (Photo by Metro Goldwyn Mayer/Getty Images)
An amused Peter Brent (Leslie Nielsen) watches an excited Tambrey Tyree (Debbie Reynolds) as she takes in the sights and sounds of the big city in Tammy and the Bachelor. (Photo by �� John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
The American actress, singer and dancer Debbie Reynolds fishing by the sea, during a break in the shooting of 'Three little words'. USA, 1950 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Debbie Reynolds and Red Skelton in 'Three Little Words'. Image from the American magazine ' Hollywood life stories' n. 5, 1955. USA, 1955. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Fred Astaire and Red Skelton perform musical piece as Debbie Reynolds and group watch in a scene from the film 'Three Little Words', 1950. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
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Debbie Reynolds in wedding gown in a scene from the film 'The Catered Affair', 1956. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) *05.04.1908-06.10.1989+ Actress, USA Scene from the movie 'The Catered Affair'' mit Ernest Borgnine und Debbie Reynolds (r.) Directed by: Richard Brooks USA 1956 Produced by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Vintage property of ullstein bild (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
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Debbie Reynolds, Ernest Borgnine, and Bette Davis in the kitchen for breakfast in a scene from the film 'The Catered Affair', 1956. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
February 1957: American actress Debbie Reynolds dancing in a scene from the film 'Bundle of Joy'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Bundle of fans...Singer Eddie Fisher and his wife, film star Debbie Reynolds, are surrounded by autograph-seeking fans as they arrive at Idlewild Airport here December 16th from Miami. Representatives of an estimated 414 Eddie Fisher Fan Clubs in the metropolitan area turned out to welcome him as he arrived to attend the December 19th premiere of his movie, Bundle of Joy. Debbie costars with him in the film, completed just in time for the arrival of their own bundle of joy, Carrie Frances. The premiere will serve as a benefit for CARE and aid for Hungary.
(Original Caption) Eddie and Debbie-and a Baby. Baby (A) Prophetic? This is what Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds look like as the proud couple with an infant in the picture they are now making at the RKO studio, called Bundle of Joy. In real life, the romantic pair are expecting an infant of their own in November.
(Original Caption) Debbie Reynolds. Eddie Fisher appearing together in Bundle of Joy , 1951 it was Fisher Film debut. (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)
The American actors Tony Curtis and Debbie Reynolds kiss in a scene from the film 'The Rat Race' by Robert Mulligan. United States, 1960. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
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(Original Caption) Debbie Reynolds in Paramount's The Rat Race, 1966. (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)
The actors Mooredead Agnes, Debbie Reynolds, Kimm Charney, Carroll Baker, Brian Russell and Karl Malden, as a family of pioneers, on a raft in the film How the West Was Won. USA, 1962. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Debbie Reynolds on the set of 'How the West Was Won'. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Time flies...Hollywood: The sharp contrast between these studies of actress Debbie Reynolds is a tribute to Hollywood makeup artistry. At left, Debbie is shown as a perky, wide-eyed young girl in the MGM film, How the West Was Won. At right, hardly recognizable, Debbie appears later in the movie as a spunky old woman in her late sixties. Time marches on, with the expert help of the makeup department and wardrobe supervisors.
American actor Karl Malden (Mladen George Sekulovich) talking to American actress Carroll Baker (Karolina Piekarski). American actors Bryan Russell, Debbie Reynolds and Agnes Moorehead watching the scene in the film How the West Was Won. USA, 1962 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Actress Debbie Reynolds pouts to director Henry Hathaway on the set of the 1962 film How the West Was Won. Reynolds played the part of pioneer Lily Prescott. (Photo by �� John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) The Singing Nun...The three stars of The Singing Nun pose for a portrait in front of a picture of Pope Paul. They are, left to right, Agnes Moorehead, assistant to the Mother Prioress, Debbie Reynolds, Sister Ann (the Singing Nun), and Greer Garson, Mother Prioress of Samaritan House.
(Original Caption) The singing nun...Ed Sullivan, who plays himself in The Singing Nun, was so impressed with Debbie's ability to play the guitar, he asked her if she would give him lessons. Debbie, naturally, complied, but after Ed heard himself play, he said, 'Maybe I'd better stick to television.'
Little Carol Johnson held by Debbie Reynolds in a scene from the film 'The Singing Nun', 1966. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Greer Garson reading note as Debbie Reynolds watches in a scene from the film 'The Singing Nun', 1966. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Any Wedding Announcement will Come from Mom. Hollywood, California: Singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds might be likened to a pair of love birds for sure in this picture but don't draw any hasty conclusions about wedding bells for them. Debbie said that any announcement of their wedding would be made by her parents and would give only a 'maybe' to queries on the wedding prospects.
After 24 years of show business, 49-year-old Debbie Reynolds is about to make her first appearance in Broadway. After a tumutuous tryout tour that began in Canada last November, she opens here on March 13th in a remake of the 1919 musical 'Irene.' Also making her debute will be Debbie's (and Eddie Fisher's) 16-year-old daughter, Carrie Fisher (seated left on floor), who is in the chorus of the show. Debbie says she's not a typical stage mother but 'it's wonderful Carrie wants to be in show business.'
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