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Unsinkable

by Debbie Reynolds

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | July 29, 2014 | Hardcover |

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The definitive memoir by legendary actress and performer Debbie Reynolds-an entertaining and moving story of enduring friendships and unbreakable family bonds, of hitting bottom and rising to the top again-that offers a unique and deeply personal perspective on Hollywood and its elite, from the glory days of MGM to the present

Unsinkable

Inthe closing pages of her 1988 autobiography Debbie: My Life, Debbie Reynolds wrote about finding her "brave, loyal, and loving" new husband. After two broken marriages, this third, she believed, was her lucky charm. But within a few years, Debbie discovered that he had betrayed her emotionally and financially, nearly destroying her life.

Today, she writes, "When I read the optimistic ending of my last memoir now, I can''t believe how naive I was when I wrote it. In Unsinkable, I look back at the many years since then, and share my memories of a film career that took me from the Miss Burbank Contest of 1948 to the work I did in 2012. . . . To paraphrase Bette Davis: Fasten your seatbelts, I''ve had a bumpy ride."

Unsinkable shines a spotlight on the resilient woman whose talent and passion for her work have endured for more than six decades. In her engaging, down-to-earth voice, Debbie shares private details about her man and money troubles, including building and losing her Las Vegas dream hotel and her treasured Hollywood memorabilia collection. Yet no matter how difficult the problems, the show always goes on.

Debbie also invites us into the close circle of her family, speaking with deep affection and honesty about her relationships with her children, Carrie and Todd Fisher. She looks back at her life as an actress during Hollywood''s Golden Age-"the most magical time you could imagine"-including her lifelong friendship with (and years-long estrangement from) the legendary Elizabeth Taylor. Here, too, are stories that never reached the tabloids about numerous celebrities, such as Ava Gardner, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Mick Jagger, Gene Kelly, and many more. She takes us on a guided tour through her movies with delightful, often hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes about every film in which she was involved, from 1948 to the present.

Frank and forthright, and featuring dozens of previously unseen photos from Debbie''s personal collection, Unsinkable is a poignant reminder that there is light in the darkest times. It is a revealing portrait of a woman whose determination is an inspiration.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: July 29, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062213652

ISBN - 13: 9780062213655

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Unsinkable

Unsinkable

by Debbie Reynolds

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: July 29, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062213652

ISBN - 13: 9780062213655

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The definitive memoir by legendary actress and performer Debbie Reynolds-an entertaining and moving story of enduring friendships and unbreakable family bonds, of hitting bottom and rising to the top again-that offers a unique and deeply personal perspective on Hollywood and its elite, from the glory days of MGM to the present

Unsinkable

Inthe closing pages of her 1988 autobiography Debbie: My Life, Debbie Reynolds wrote about finding her "brave, loyal, and loving" new husband. After two broken marriages, this third, she believed, was her lucky charm. But within a few years, Debbie discovered that he had betrayed her emotionally and financially, nearly destroying her life.

Today, she writes, "When I read the optimistic ending of my last memoir now, I can''t believe how naive I was when I wrote it. In Unsinkable, I look back at the many years since then, and share my memories of a film career that took me from the Miss Burbank Contest of 1948 to the work I did in 2012. . . . To paraphrase Bette Davis: Fasten your seatbelts, I''ve had a bumpy ride."

Unsinkable shines a spotlight on the resilient woman whose talent and passion for her work have endured for more than six decades. In her engaging, down-to-earth voice, Debbie shares private details about her man and money troubles, including building and losing her Las Vegas dream hotel and her treasured Hollywood memorabilia collection. Yet no matter how difficult the problems, the show always goes on.

Debbie also invites us into the close circle of her family, speaking with deep affection and honesty about her relationships with her children, Carrie and Todd Fisher. She looks back at her life as an actress during Hollywood''s Golden Age-"the most magical time you could imagine"-including her lifelong friendship with (and years-long estrangement from) the legendary Elizabeth Taylor. Here, too, are stories that never reached the tabloids about numerous celebrities, such as Ava Gardner, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Mick Jagger, Gene Kelly, and many more. She takes us on a guided tour through her movies with delightful, often hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes about every film in which she was involved, from 1948 to the present.

Frank and forthright, and featuring dozens of previously unseen photos from Debbie''s personal collection, Unsinkable is a poignant reminder that there is light in the darkest times. It is a revealing portrait of a woman whose determination is an inspiration.

About the Author

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.

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?[Reynolds is] indisputably a grand dame of show business.? (NPR on UNSINKABLE)
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