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Unsinkable: A Memoir

Format:  Paperback,

306 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Nov 2013

ISBN-13: 9780062213662

ISBN-10: 0062213660

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The definitive memoir by legendary actress and performer Debbie Reynolds that offers a deeply personal perspective on Hollywood and its elite, from the glory days of MGM to the present

Unsinkable shines a spotlight on the resilient woman whose talent and passion for her work have endured for more than six decades. In her engaging, down-to-earth voice, Debbie shares private details about her man and money troubles. She invites us into the close circle of her family, speaking with deep affection and honesty about her relationships with her children, Carrie and Todd Fisher. She looks back at her life as an actress during Hollywood's Golden Age, including her lifelong friendship with (and years-long estrangement from) the legendary Elizabeth Taylor.

Here, too, are stories about numerous celebrities, such as Ava Gardner, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Mick Jagger, Gene Kelly, and many more. Debbie also takes us on a guided tour through her movies with delightful, often hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

Frank and forthright, and featuring dozens of previously unseen photos from Debbie's personal collection, Unsinkable is a revealing portrait of a woman whose determination is an inspiration.


Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Nov 2013
ISBN-13: 9780062213662
ISBN-10: 0062213660
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 306
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.02
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.0

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Biography of Reynolds, Debbie

Debbie Reynolds was born April 1, 1932 in El Paso Texas as Mary Frances Reynolds. She is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Initially signed at age sixteen by Warner Bros., Reynolds' career got off to a slow start but soon took off in 1950 with the film Two Weeks with Love and the hit song "Aba Daba Honeymoon". It was her first leading role, in Singin' in the Rain in 1952 that set her on the path to fame.

By the mid-1950's, she was a major star. Some of her other films include Tammy and The Bachelor and The Unsinkable Molly Brown - for which she received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress. She is a noted collector of film memorabilia, beginning with the landmark 1972 MGM auction. In June 2011, unable to find a suitable home for her large collection, she began auctioning it off. Reynolds regularly appeared in movie musicals during the 1950s and had several hit records during the period.

Her most high-profile film role was in Singin' in the Rain in 1952, as Kathy Selden. In Bundle of Joy in 1956 she appeared with her then-husband, Eddie Fisher. Her recording of the song "Tammy" from her film Tammy and the Bachelor in 1957 earned her a gold record. Reynolds made her Broadway debut in 1973 in a revival of Irene. For that production, she received a Tony nomination. Debbie Reynold's has also written some books. Her titles include Debbie My life and Unsinkable which made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.

Book description

Unsinkable is the definitive memoir by film legend and Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds.

Actress, comedienne, singer, and dancer Debbie Reynolds shares the highs and lows of her life as an actress during Hollywood’s Golden Age, anecdotes about her lifelong friendship with Elizabeth Taylor and her experiences as the foremost collector of Hollywood memorabilia, and intimate details of her marriages and family life with her children, Carrie and Todd Fisher.

A story of heartbreak, hope, and survival, “America’s Sweetheart” Debbie Reynolds picks up where she left off in her first memoir, Debbie: My Life.

Unsinkable is illustrated with previously unpublished photos from Reynolds’s personal collection.

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