Debbie Reynolds was born April 1, 1932 in El Paso Texas as Mary Frances Reynolds. She is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Initially signed at age sixteen by Warner Bros., Reynolds' career got off to a slow start but soon took off in 1950 with the film Two Weeks with Love and the hit song "Aba Daba Honeymoon". It was her first leading role, in Singin' in the Rain in 1952 that set her on the path to fame. By the mid-1950s, she was a major star. Some of her other films include Tammy and The Bachelor and The Unsinkable Molly Brown - for which she received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress. She is a noted collector of film memorabilia, beginning with the landmark 1972 MGM auction. In June 2011, unable to find a suitable home for her large collection, she began auctioning it off. Reynolds regularly appeared in movie musicals during the 1950s and had several hit records during the period. Her most high-profile film role was in Singin' in the Rain in 1952, as Kathy Selden. In Bundle of Joy in 1956 she appeared with her then-husband, Eddie Fisher. Her recording of the song "Tammy" from her film Tammy and the Bachelor in 1957 earned her a gold record. Reynolds made her Broadway debut in 1973 in a revival of Irene. For that production, she received a Tony nomination. Debbie Reynold's has also written some books. Her titles include Debbie My life and Unsinkable which made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.