Debbie Reynolds, known for her performances in such memorable films as “Singing in the Rain” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, spent years in financial trouble, before filing for bankruptcy attorney in 1997.
When he died on Wednesday, his value was estimated to be between $ 60 million and $ 85 million.
Reynolds, 84, died just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died from a massive heart attack. Reynolds suffered what has been described as a medical emergency at her Beverly Hills home as she prepared for her daughter’s funeral and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital.
Reynolds’ career in Hollywood spanned nearly seven decades. Her breakout role was that of Helen Kane in the 1950s “Three Little Words”. This year, she starred in the documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds”.
Reynolds has always said that she felt closest to the character she played in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”.
“In life, I’m like Molly Brown. I’ve had some tough times along the way and I’ve had experiences that a lot of women have had. But I’m not yet downcast,” she said. declared. said USA Today Last year.
She married and divorced three times: Eddie Fisher, 1955-56; Harry Karl, 1960-73, and Richard Hamlett, 1984-96. She blamed the failures of her marriages in a 2015 Daily mail maintenance not to be “a very sexual woman”.
It was the second marriage that first weighed on his finances. She spent the 1970s trying to pay off a $ 3 million debt and was forced into bankruptcy in 1997 when a casino company she had invested in failed.
Hamlett had purchased the land for the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel, which housed the Debbie Reynolds Star Theater and housed Reynolds’ collection of Hollywood memorabilia, including 3,000 costumes. The hotel went bankrupt when the casino operator withdrew.
Reynolds opened a dance studio in North Hollywood in 1979 and released an exercise video, “Do It Debbie’s Way,” in 1983.
In 2010, she replaced Ivana Trump at the weekly Globe, answering readers’ questions.
Born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, she was signed by Warner Bros. at the age of 16 and then signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.