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29 December 2016, 10:05
Debbie Reynolds was an actress of Hollywood’s Golden Age and starred in films including Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. But the song 'Tammy' was her greatest hit.
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Debbie, who has died just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher (pictured, right, above with her mother), was a legend of Hollywood.
The film Tammy and the Bachelor was released five years after Debbie’s career-defining role in Singin’ in the Rain.
And although that film – starring Debbie, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor – is now her best known film, her biggest musical hit actually came from Tammy and the Bachelor.
Debbie’s song ‘Tammy’ went to Number One in 1957 and has since featured in other films including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Big Lebowski.
It’s also been covered by the likes of Nancy Sinatra. But nothing quite matches this utterly impeccable original performance by Debbie.
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