Singin’ in Heaven

By Tom Quiner

Only a day after the sudden death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, the legendary Debbie Reynolds has also died.

The 84 year old actress died of natural causes.

She leaves behind a body of work that this blogger characterizes as simply delightful, none more so than her portrayal as the ingenue, Kathie Selden, in the unforgettable “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Here’s what is interesting about the scene above: Ms. Reynold’s had never danced before this movie was made. She had six months to learn her steps. She did it.

A local movie theater brought this movie back for one night last year, a screening I attended. The packed house applauded before, during, and afterwards. This is timeless entertainment, and Debbie Reynolds is one reason why.

Let us pray for the repose of her soul, and that of her daughter.



1 Comment

  1. d. knapp on December 29, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    This poor lady. I could not imagine losing my girl. I love how close this mom and daughter were. I know they together again. I heard it said that, “A son is a son til he takes a wife, but a daughter is daughter for all her life.” I think this describes this pair.