R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds (1932 – 2016)

Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, and Billie Lourd, following the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)Well, this is turning out to be a spectacularly shitty Christmas for Billie Lourd, as she now has to deal with losing both her mother and grandmother in the space of a single godawful week… so, heavy condolences to her.

I’m not quite as familiar with Reynolds’s work as I am with Fisher’s, though I do remember enjoying her recurring (and Emmy Award-winning!) role as Grace’s irrepressible/overbearing mother ‘Bobbi’ in Will & Grace… and I know I must have watched Singin’ in the Rain (1952) on TV at some point, but not recently enough to have anything constructive to say about it (though I do have the songs playing on a loop in my head now…). Regardless, she clearly had an extensive and highly successful career, culminating in a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2015… and the circumstances of her death are truly tragic, coming just a day after her daughter’s untimely demise.

Sigh… culturally and politically, this year has just been a soul-crushing cluster-f*ck from start to finish…

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