Unsinkable: A Memoir

Unsinkable: A Memoir

Debbie Reynolds, Dorian Hannaway

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 0062213660

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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Unsinkable is illustrated with previously unpublished photos from Reynolds’s personal collection.

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McCormack was also a stitch. He went to New York and took on the very difficult job of playing the lead in The Music Man. Megan was lovely to me. She and Carrie are good friends now. Everyone in the cast was lovely to me. We spent a lot of very good times together. I adored them all. They worked very hard, as did Jim Burrows, the director. I had to move quickly to keep up with everyone, but I’ve been a tap dancer for decades. My only regret is that I was working so hard on the road every week

bother him that she had been unfaithful to him with Mike Todd. To love Elizabeth was to love her forever. Performing “Tammy” at the Academy Awards a few days after Mike Todd was killed in a horrible plane crash. It was so sad for everyone concerned. Photofest After two weeks, I asked Wilding to go home. He wasn’t much trouble, but I felt we all needed to get back to normal. Shortly after that, Elizabeth was able to take her children home, and then she took a trip to New York. Eddie decided

what I was seeing. I watched in horror as the nightmare unfolded in an endless loop on the screen. When the third plane hit the Pentagon, I was sure we were all in danger. The reporting wasn’t clear on what happened, but the footage was upsetting. I looked out the hotel window, now covered in ashes. The devastation in the city was overwhelming. People jammed the streets trying to get safely home. The phone rang in my room. It was Elizabeth’s assistant. “Elizabeth heard that you were here alone

Burbank. The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady was shot in the beginning of 1949. After two films at Warner Brothers, it was obvious that the studio would be cutting back on the production of musicxals. Warner’s had closed the music and dance departments. It became clear that my contract wouldn’t be renewed. Solly Baiano, the scout who’d won me in a coin toss, continued to look after me. He drove me to audition for producers at MGM. I’ll never forget riding to MGM Studios in Solly’s new Cadillac. I

Bobby was this amazing talent combined with blind ambition. There was no one like him, and he was right to try to get ahead. Stanley was immediately smitten and seemed determined to help his pal become a star. One day I looked at the rushes of a number I was in with Bobby. The camera was on him; maybe a part of my left ear was visible. Stanley’s affection for Bobby had spilled onto the screen and into my two-shot. Even in the love scenes, all you saw was Bobby’s face. I’m a team player, but this

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