Debbie Reynolds - Famous Actor

Debbie Reynolds Net Worth


Famous actress, singer, and businesswoman Debbie Reynolds had a net worth of $85 million at the time of her death. She was best known for her performances in countless films including β€˜Singin’ in the Rain,’ as well as her ownership of several properties in Los Angeles, including a Beverly Hills estate worth at least $20 million.

Key facts:

  • Debbie Reynolds was an accomplished actress, singer, and businesswoman.
  • She is well-known for her notable performances in numerous films such as 'Singin' in the Rain' and 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown.'
  • Reynolds started her career at Warner Bros. Studios, where she landed her first leading role in the musical film 'The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady.'
  • She received only one Academy Award nomination thanks to her astounding performance in the movie 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' released back in 1964.
  • Despite experiencing financial highs and lows, including filing for bankruptcy in 1997, Reynolds maintained ownership of several properties in Los Angeles, including a $20 million worth Beverly Hills estate.

Basic Information About Debbie Reynolds

Full NameDebbie Reynolds
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsSinger, Dancer, Actor
Net worth$85,000,000
Date of birth1932-04-01
Place of birthEl Paso
Date of death2016-12-28 (aged 84)
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationBurbank High School
Curiosities and TrademarksMost of her roles contained musical performances.
Short stature.
Strong sultry voice.
FatherRaymond Francis Reynolds
MotherMaxine Harmon
SiblingsWilliam Reynolds
Spouse25 May - Richard Ronald Hamlett (Β 1984 - 16 MayΒ 1996)Β (divorced)
Harry Karl - (25 NovemberΒ 1960 - 14 SeptemberΒ 1973)Β (divorced)
Eddie Fisher - (26 SeptemberΒ 1955 - 12 MayΒ 1959)Β (divorced)Β (2 children)
KidsCarrie Fisher, Todd Fisher
Height5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Imdb

What Movie Awards did Debbie Reynolds win?


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Debbie Reynolds roles

Movie / Series Role
Fear and Loathing in Las VegasDebbie Reynolds (voice)
The BodyguardDebbie Reynolds
Majo no takkyΓ»binMadame (voice)
How the West Was WonLilith Prescott
In & OutBerniece Brackett
One for the MoneyGrandma Mazur
Behind the CandelabraFrances Liberace
Heaven & EarthEugenia
Charlotte's WebCharlotte (voice)
Will & GraceBobbi Adler 12 episodes, 1999-2006
The Golden GirlsTruby 1 episode, 1991
Family GuyMrs. Wilson 1 episode, 2008
WingsDeedee Chappel 1 episode, 1994
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2004
RoseanneAudrey Conner 1 episode, 1997
The Love BoatSheila Evans / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1983
The Penguins of MadagascarGranny Squirrel 1 episode, 2010
Kim PossibleNana Possible 4 episodes, 2003-2007
The TalkSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2011
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2011
Modern MarvelsSelf 1 episode, 1994
The Carol Burnett ShowSelf - Guest / ... 1 episode, 1970
The Daily ShowSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1996-1997
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1993-1997
Loose WomenSelf 1 episode, 2010
The Dick Cavett ShowSelf - Guest 5 episodes, 1968-1971
Laugh-InGuest Performer 3 episodes, 1969-1972
The Maury Povich ShowSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1995-1996
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1995
The One ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2010

Debbie Reynolds's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Bundle of JoyΒ (1956)$150,000
The Second Time AroundΒ (1961)$500 .000

Debbie Reynolds's Quotes

  • Singin' in the Rain (1952) and childbirth were the two hardest things I ever had to do in my life.
  • I stopped making movies because I don't like taking my clothes off. Maybe it's realism but, in my opinion, it's utter filth.
  • [asked what her favorite film is] I think one of my favorite films is Levensdans (1939) with Bette Davis. Why? She was so wonderful in that film. And . . . maybe I just want a good cry once in a while without having to go through a divorce.
  • Daddy had got us rooms in a motel until he could find us a house. There were not a lot of places available for a young family on our budget. Daddy went around to dozens of places. Nobody wanted kids. Finally, he found one in the hills south of Glendale. As usual, the landlady asked if he had kids. "Yep,' he replied. "A boy and a girl". "Well, whatta you going to do about them?" she wanted to know, implying that she didn't allow children. "I'm gonna take 'em out and drown them in the Los Angeles River, and come back tomorrow". That was my father--ask a silly question and just wait. She must have had the same sense of humor--we moved in the next day.
  • I do 20 minutes every time the refrigerator door opens and the light comes on.

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Debbie Reynolds’ Net Worth and Career

Debbie Reynolds was a celebrated actress, singer, and businesswoman with an estimated net worth of $85 million at the time of her unfortunate passing in 2016. She is remembered for her stirring performances in some classic films, including Singin’ in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor, The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Debbie also starred in a Broadway revival of the musical β€˜Irene,’ and was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Molly Brown.

Debbie Reynolds’s inspiring career spanned over 70 years despite the many ups and downs that she faced financially. In 196, Reynolds married shoe magnate Harry Karl, who later gambled away fame’s majority of Debbie’s personal assets leading to their divorce. In 1984, she tied the knot with Richard Hamlett, a Virginia businessman; it was at this point that she got back on her feet. Her supportive partner Richard helped her buy a casino in Las Vegas at a cost of $10 million to showcase her life’s priceless memorabilia collection. Unfortunately, this venture was not successful, leading to her filing for bankruptcy in 1997.

A true icon who defied all odds, Reynolds was able to turn things around over the last two decades of her accomplished life. She maintained ownership over multiple properties in Los Angeles, including a prestigious Beverly Hills estate worth $20 million.

Biography of Debbie Reynolds

What was Debbie Reynolds known for?

Debbie Reynolds was renowned for her contribution to the entertainment industry. She thrilled fans on both screens and stages, enchanting them with an undying passion fueled by her tale of from rags-to-riches. An accomplished singer, actress, and author, she was a legendary figure whose sheer determination to succeed was relentless. Through her various performances and philanthropy, Debbie Reynolds truly became an enduring image of optimism, prosperity, and steadfast ambition.

Early Life and Education

Debbie Reynolds pierced the veil onto the world on April 1, 1932. Her birthplace was situated in El Paso, Texas. Her mother, Maxene, was a homemaker, whereas her father worked as a carpenter with the huge responsibility of supporting his family. Debbie led a modest life in her early years in Texas while growing up alongside her sibling Billie Louise. When Debbie was seven years old, her father took his family to live in Burbank, California, where she began gaining an interest in acting classes at Burbank High School.

In high school, Debbie Reynolds participated in different beauty pageants and won the title of Miss Burbank. Her unexpected win opens doors for her entry into the Warner Bros Studios that offered her a contract under the name Debbie and not Mary, which was her birth name.


The onset of Reynolds’ glittering career was in 195 when she appeared in The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady credited for the first time and since then made a beautiful mark in the industry. She continued to display her talents as a lead artist in different film productions throughout the β€˜50s such as Mr. Imperium, Quick, Let’s Get Married, Tammy and the Bachelor just to mention a few.

She became famous for her stunning beauty and her memorable performances in different films and musicals like Singin’ in the Rain. She also had several hit record tracks from these productions which made many fans adore her talent even more.

Debbie didn’t stop at movies alone; she also had TV, stage shows, and published author under this belt, which made her well rounded in the performing arts industry.

Other Endeavors

Debbie Reynolds went forth and carved a name for herself elsewhere that still recognized to date. Her first memoir titled Debbie: My Life was printed in 1988 is one of the many and highly sought-after memories she authored.

A happy occurrence for movie enthusiasts, Debbie’s efforts were instrumental in opening the iconic Hollywood Museum. Here the legendary car Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! showcased worthy museum exhibits from the industry’s golden era.


Debbie Reynolds received numerous awards throughout her career. In 1956, at nineteen years old, Debbie got an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in her feature film debut in β€œThe Tender Trap.” Six years later, she got another nomination in the same category for her applauded work in β€œThe Unsinkable Molly Brown”

The commemorated Hollywood Walk of Fame has a star insignia next to her name honoring her noteworthy achievements in her career. Accordingly, a Los Angeles-based acting school named a theatre after her. The school seeks to provide aspiring actors a chance at professional careers as she did.


Debbie Reynolds was a true gem whose light shone brilliantly high above those that surrounded her. Her passion for what she did seems to defy all odds and stands to remain an inspiration for many upcoming stars. Her stunning beauty, energetic spirit, and undivided devotion to perfecting her craft won her the hearts of many, earned her lots of money and, indeed, secured her place in the hearts of movie enthusiasts across the world.

Interesting Facts about Debbie Reynolds

  1. Filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for her Las Vegas hotel. [July 1997]
  2. Had 2 children: daughter, Carrie Fisher (October 21, 1956 - December 27, 2016) & son, Todd Fisher (b. February 24, 1958) with ex-husband, Eddie Fisher.
  3. She appeared as Dan's mother, fresh out of the mental ward, during an episode of the sitcom Roseanne (1988). When she later appeared on Roseanne Barr's talk show, she revealed that during the filming of that episode, while she and Roseanne were wrestling in the back yard, Roseanne, quite unknowingly, accidentally broke one of her ribs.
  4. In 1984, with friends like Shelley Winters and Terry Moore, she made a rather restrained exercise video for "women of a certain age".
  5. Won the 1948 Miss Burbank contest and was offered a screen test by Warner Bros. the day after her win. She initially entered the contest because everyone who entered received a silk scarf, blouse and free lunch.
  6. Ex-mother-in-law of Paul Simon.
  7. She made her first appearance at the Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show on April 6th and 7th, 2002, at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, California.
  8. In 1975 she sold the Beverly Hills mansion she had lived in with Harry Karl. The house was reputed to be worth over $1,000,000. The buyer was Jim Randall, an industrialist who made aircraft rivets. When he married Marisa Berenson, the wedding was held in the redecorated home and his best man was his friend George Hamilton.
  9. Considered herself a "movie-oholic" and has an extensive collection of memorabilia, with over 4,000 costumes from the silent screen period to the 1970s. She had been known to gather posters from her collection of 3,000 and drive to homes of actor pals for autographs. In the 1990s she turned her collection into a Las Vegas movie museum, but had to shut it down in 1997 because of financial problems. Recently she had looked into the possibility of opening up a hall of fame museum in Hollywood near Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
  10. At one particularly low point in her career, she confessed to literally living in her car, a Cadillac.
  11. Opened the Hollywood Motion Picture Collection near the Kodak Theatre. The collection, which was collected and preserved primarily by Reynolds herself, features over 3,000 costumes including Carmen Miranda's turbans, a pair of Judy Garland's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz (1939), John Wayne's guns and Marilyn Monroe's windswept dress from The Seven Year Itch (1955). [April 2002]
  12. Made her Broadway debut in 1973 in the revival of "Irene". Although the reviews for the show itself were mixed, hers were all raves and she wound up with a Tony Award nomination the following year for Best Actress in a Musical. The production ultimately ran some 20 months. In 1976, she appeared in a one-woman, short-run (10 days - 14 performances) review named "Debbie!" at the Minskoff Theatre. Her only other Broadway appearance to date came when she succeeded Lauren Bacall in "Woman of the Year" in 1983.
  13. In one of her guest appearances on Will & Grace (1998), she entered a room humming a bit of "Good Morning", which was a song she sang in her most famous musical, Singin' in the Rain (1952).
  14. Was a member of the International Order of Job's Daughters. Is a past honored Queen of Bethel No. 97, Burbank, California.
  15. Had planned to go into the education field (teaching physical education) before she won the Miss Burbank contest.
  16. She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6654 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 13, 1997.
  17. Was a Majority Member in California.
  18. In 1969 she followed Doris Day and some of her contemporaries in launching a sitcom bearing her name. When the debut episode included an advertisement for cigarettes, a direct violation of one of her contractual stipulations, she made such a fuss about it that NBC ended up canceling the series.
  19. Is portrayed by Judith Jones in Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995).
  20. President of The Thalians, an organization for the treatment of mental health at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. Ruta Lee is the chairman. Both have been actively involved in building this celebrity run organization for over 30 years.

Additional information of Debbie Reynolds

Lucky Number2
Lucky StoneDiamond
Lucky ColorRed
Best Match for MarriageLeo
Break UpRobert Fallon
Agnes Moorehead
Bob Neal
Gustavo Rojo
Tab Hunter
Robert Wagner
Arthur Loew Jr.
Glenn Ford
Grover Asmus
and Scott Brady
DivorceEddie Fisher
Harry Karl
and Richard Hamlett
Eye ColorGrey
Hair ColorBlonde
ReligionCatholic Christian

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