1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: Tammy 1957
Debbie Reynolds also had a hit with Aba Daba Honeymoon in 1951.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1951-1960 Record Label: Coral
America’s sweetheart, Mary Francis Reynolds, was born in El Paso, Texas. Her film career began in 1948 after the sixteen-year-old won the Miss Burbank beauty contest. The perky, wholesome, girl-next-door appeared in Hollywood musicals including the genre’s defining film ‘Singing in the Rain’ with Gene Kelly and Donald O’Conner. With her adorable face and saucy sparkle, she personified cheerful bounce and youthful innocence and was one of the ten most popular stars of 1954. She was the loveable, scrappy little juvenile delinquent in ‘Susan Slept Here,’ and an independent young woman in ‘Give a Girl a Break,’ ‘Athena,’ ‘Hit the Deck,’ ‘The Catered Affair,’ and ‘Bundle of Joy.’ In 1957, she introduced her million-selling #1 hit Tammy in the comedy film ‘Tammy and the Bachelor.’ She married Eddie Fisher in 1955, they divorced in 1959, writer/actress Carrie Fisher is their daughter. In 1973, Debbie Reynolds starred on Broadway in the acclaimed musical revival of ‘Irene.’