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Broadway to Dim the Lights for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

The mother-daughter duo died in December.

Broadway will dim its lights for Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, both of whom died in December.
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The Broadway community will mourn the deaths of mother-daughter performers Debbie Reynolds and Carrie FIsher with a dimming of the marquee lights on Friday, January 6, at 7:45pm.

Fisher died on December 27 at the age of 60, while Reynolds passed away the next day, December 28, at the age of 84. Their immediate survivors include Billie Lourd, Fisher's daughter and Reynolds' granddaughter, and Todd Fisher, Reynolds' son and Fisher's brother.

Reynolds appeared on Broadway three times, making her debut in the 1973 musical comedy Irene, which earned her a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. In 1976, Reynolds returned to Broadway to star in a short engagement of her self-titled revue, Debbie. Her final Broadway appearance was in the 1981 Kander and Ebb musical Woman of the Year as a replacement for Lauren Bacall in the role of Tess Harding. Her film credits include the iconic musicals Singing' in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Fisher appeared in the chorus of Irene alongside her mother, as well as in Agnes of God, Censored Scenes From King Kong, and her solo show Wishful Drinking. She is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series.


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