13 Debbie Reynolds’ Most Memorable Movie Musical Moments (Videos)

Debbie Reynolds sang and danced her way into film history

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“Three Little Words” (1950)

Fresh out of high school, Debbie Reynolds was given a small role in this Fred Astaire, Red Skelton and Carleton Carpenter MGM musical, sang an old standard (“I Wanna Be Loved By You”) and shot to fame.

“Singin’ in the Rain” (1952)

The movie that made Reynolds a star and is still considered one of the greatest films of all times had her doing the Charleston to “All I Do is Dream of You.”

“Singin’ in the Rain” (1952)

Dancing and singing “Good Morning” beside two of the best in the biz (Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly) left an exhausted and aching Reynolds crying through the endless rehearsals… but the result is cinematic perfection.

“Singin’ in the Rain” (1952)

Only a small portion of this “You Are My Lucky Star” number is seen at the end of the film, where the cut that made it to the screen featured her and Gene Kelly together in a kiss.

“Skirts Ahoy!” (1952)

Song and dance man Bobby Van joined Reynolds in the colorful number “Oh By Jingo.”

“Give a Girl a Break” (1953)

Reynolds and mega-talent Bob Fosse danced their way to romance to this little known Ira Gershwin song “In Our United State.”

“Hit the Deck” (1955)

During MGM’s Golden Age of Musicals, you couldn’t go wrong with a pretty girl singing amongst a shipload of sailors, which is exactly what Reynolds did to the tune of “Loo Loo.”

“Bundle of Joy” (1956)

Real life hubby at the time, Eddie Fisher joined Reynolds in the ballad “Lullaby in Blue.” Reynolds was expecting their own bundle of joy at the time, daughter Carrie.

“Tammy and the Bachelor” (1957)

Reynolds’ recording of the song “Tammy” became a gold record and the best-selling single by a female vocalist of the year.

“The Unsinkable Molly Brown” (1964)

The Meredith Wilson song “I Ain’t Down Yet” has become an anthem for those who will not give up — or, as the film title says, are “unsinkable.”

“The Unsinkable Molly Brown” (1964)

Reynolds proves to have an endless amount of energy in the spirited song “Belly Up To the Bar Boys.”

“The Singing Nun” (1966)

Reynolds went from playing the spunky Molly Brown to the serene Sister Ann, who topped the charts in 1963 with “Dominique.”