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Posts Tagged ‘Carrie Fisher’

Died On This Date (December 28, 2016) Debbie Reynolds / Iconic American Entertainer

Posted by themusicsover on December 28, 2016

Debbie Reynolds (Born Mary Francis Reynolds)
April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016

Debbie Reynolds was an internationally revered star of stage, film and television.  She did however, make a mark on popular music as well.  Born in El Paso,  Texas, Reynolds moved with her family to Burbank, California as a child.  By the early ’50s, she was under contract with Warner Bros. for whom she starred in several musicals.  Her first hit record came in 1951 – “Aba Daba Honeymoon,” from the film, Two Weeks With Love.  The record reached #3 on the Billboard pop charts.  In 1957, Reynolds scored her biggest hit, “Tammy,” from Tammy and the Bachelor.  It spent five weeks atop the pop charts and was the biggest-selling record by any female that year. It earned Reynolds her first gold record.  In 1959, she signed to Dot Records in 1959 and continued to release hit records for the next couple of years.  On December 28, 2016, Reynolds, was rushed to a hospital after a 911 caller reported that she was having trouble breathing.  Debbie Reynolds passed away later that day of what initial reports were calling a stroke. She was 84.  Her daughter, actress and author Carrie Fisher, passed away the day before at the age of 60.

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Died On This Date (September 22, 2010) Eddie Fisher / 1950s Pop Star

Posted by themusicsover on September 22, 2010

Eddie Fisher
August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010

Eddie Fisher was a singer who became one of the world’s most popular entertainers during the 1950s.  Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fisher started winning local amateur contest while still just a child.  By the mid ’40s, he was fronted various regionally popular big bands, and was soon discovered by Eddie Cantor who helped him land a record deal with RCA Victor.  After serving in Korea, where he fronted the Army Band, he began turning up on TV variety shows, helping him become one of the most popular pre-rock ‘n roll singers.  He went on to sell millions of records, co-star in several motion pictures, and host his own television show.  He continued making albums up until the mid ’80s.  Eddie Fisher was married to Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens.  His children include actresses Carrie Fisher, Joely Fisher,  and Tricia Leigh Fisher.  On September 9, 2010, Eddie Fisher broke his hip, and died two weeks later of complications from hip surgery.  He was 82.

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