Debbie Reynolds sang and danced themselves into cinema history in the role of Kathy Selden in "Singin' in the rain" in 1952.
She was, according to the LA Times only 18 years old when she was ready for the role, and had to practice the dance moves so that his feet were bleeding.
"'Singin' in the rain' and to give birth to a child is the hardest things I have ever done in my life," she wrote in her autobiography, "Debbie" from 1988.
She was one of the great stars of half a century and was featured in many musicals and comedies during the 1950s and 1960s and Oscarsnominerades for best actress for the film "Colorado’s wild daughter" in 1964.
Debbie Reynolds continued to do roles in, among other things, the tv series. One of her last was a minor role in Steven Soderberghs tv-movie, "My life with Liberace" from 2013.
Reynolds was also the mother of actress Carrie Fisher, a world-renowned for her role as princess Leia in marvel’s "Star wars", who died on Tuesday.
According to TMZ was the Reynolds in the son, Todd Fisher’s home when she fell ill in a suspected stroke. She was taken to the hospital where she later died.
Skådespelarkollegor has taken to Twitter to express their grief. Bette Midler writes: "this is too difficult to understand. Beautiful, talented, and dedicated to his profession, she follows Carrie, who died only a few days ago".
Mira Sorvino calling the death a tragedy. "First Carrie, now her legendary mother Debbie Reynolds".
George Takei writes that there is nothing harder than having to bury their child. "Debbie died of a broken heart, but she is with her daughter now."
Debbie Reynolds was 84 years old.