Debbie Reynolds was so absolutely divine, I absolutely loved her!!
An interesting appearance by Fisher at the end. For those not familiar with Debbie (why, I simply could NOT imagine), she was the leading girl in Singin in the Rain and other productions. Her life then with Fisher unfortunately did not have a happy outcome (why he left Debbie for Elizabeth Taylor absolutely befuddles me, but love’s like that)
Reynolds has been married three times. She and Eddie Fisher were married in 1955. They are the parents of Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher. A public scandal ensued when Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor fell in love, and Reynolds and Fisher were divorced in 1959. Her second marriage, to millionaire businessman Harry Karl, lasted from 1960 to 1973. At its end, she found herself in financial difficulty because of Karl’s gambling and bad investments. (Under the community property laws of California, both spouses in a marriage are legally responsible for debts incurred by either.) Reynolds was married to real estate developer Richard Hamlett from 1984 to 1996. They purchased Greek Isles Hotel & Casino, a small hotel and casino in Las Vegas, but it was not a success. In 1997, Reynolds was forced to declare bankruptcy.
The lawyer in me is intrigued by those community property laws…!