Reynolds, Debbie

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Name
Reynolds, Debbie Gender: F
Mary Frances Reynolds
born on 1 April 1932 at 17:49 (= 5:49 PM )
Place El Paso, Texas, 31n46, 106w29
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 12°04' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°50 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 05°05'



Debbie Reynolds
photo: Allan warren, license gfdl

Biography

American actress, dancer, stage entertainer and durable star. As a young actress she had the adorable image of the all-American girl-next-door. She entered films in 1948 after winning the Miss Burbank beauty contest and played bouncy, wholesome parts through the '50s and '60s. In the early '70s as her film career ebbed, she starred on Broadway in a hit revival of "Irene," then in an extravagant revue, "The Debbie Reynolds Show."

On 9/26/1955 she married singer Eddie Fisher for four years until he left her with two babies for Liz Taylor, eliciting a wave of sympathy from the public. In 1960 she married 20-year-older wealthy shoe baron Harry Karl. A decade later his business failed and she became responsible for some $2 million of his debts. They divorced in 1975.

In 1984 she married real estate developer Richard Hamlett who encouraged her to buy a run-down Las Vegas property for $3 million. She turned it into the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel Casino, putting about $5 million into the renovation. The club opened in August 1993 to the tune of continual business and money woes. With no head for business, Reynolds hired her son Todd as the CEO in June 1995 to clear up employee problems and upgrade the restaurant and service.

Gracious and well-liked, Reynolds is a hard worker and puts on a great entertainment act. In 1996 she returned to film with a movie hit, "Mother."

Early 1997, she and her ex-husband, Hamlett are being sued for fraud and misrepresentation by Maxim Financial Corp, a Colorado investment company, who claim that only $50,000 has been paid on a $800,000 loan made in 1993. By mid-'97, with her Las Vegas hotel more than $7 million in debt, she filed bankruptcy Chapter 11. A deal fell through in May to sell her 193-room hotel for $16.5 million. She swears that she'll pull through, as she had before, a survivor in tough times.

Perseverance aside, her property went on the auction block in August 1998 and was sold to the World Wrestling Federation for $9 million. Because the bid falls short of the $11.5 million that Reynolds owed, she is liable for the shortfall plus facing personal debts up to $100 million, according to her bankruptcy filing. Money has been a difficult issue often in her life. Her second husband, Harry Karl, squandered her fortune on gambling and bad business investments and Richard Hamlett, whom she divorced in 1996, had encouraged her investment in the Paddlewheel Hotel.

Her collection of Hollywood memorabilia was donated to a non-profit agency. Instead of facing a comfortable retirement, Reynolds, who has made three movies in 1998 and works weekends performing in clubs, faces having to start over again at 66.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • parent->child relationship with Fisher, Carrie (born 21 October 1956)
  • spouse relationship with Fisher, Eddie (born 10 August 1928). Notes: Bitter very

Events

  • Work : New Career 1948 (Film debut)
  • Relationship : Marriage 26 September 1955 (First marriage Eddie Fisher, four years)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 1960 (Second marriage Harry Karl)
  • Financial : Bankruptcy 1970 (Husbands shoe enterprise, bankrupt)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1975 (From Harry)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1984 (Richard Hamlett)
  • Work : Start Business August 1993 (Opened casino-club-hotel)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Contracts, agreements June 1995 (Hired son Todd as C.E.O.)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : New Job 1996 (Returned to film)
  • Financial : Bankruptcy 1997 (Club/casino, unable to sell, bankrupt)
  • Financial : Bankruptcy August 1998 (Casino-hotel on auction block)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Health : Medical diagnosis May 1999 (Diagnosed with osteoporosis)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Church of Light quotes B.C. certified

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Harry Karl 20 years older)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Eddie Fisher, Harry Karl)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two, good relationship)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Daughter Carrie Fisher)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs (Financially inept)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Property (Hotel-Casino)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Bankruptcy (Hotel-Casino money problems)
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Real estate (Real estate development)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Club circuit)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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