Debbie Reynolds, born Mary Frances Reynolds, was an actress, singer, business woman, film historian and humanitarian. She was born in 1932 in El Paso, Texas, USA and was of Scottish- Irish and English ancestry. Her family moved to Burbank, California in 1939 and in 1948 at the age of sixteen she won the Miss Burbank beauty contest. Talent scouts from Warner Brothers & MGM were at the beauty contest, both wanted her and her contract was determined by a coin toss with Warner winning. Her most famous musical appearance is for her part in film, Singin’ in the Rain, co-starring with Gene Kelly. As a singer she earned a gold record for her song Tammy and in 1957 she was the best-selling female vocalist. Reynolds career went on until her death on 28th December 2016 aged 84, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher.