FOF #1033 – Shine on Debbie Reynolds

Aug 5, 2009 · 37110 views

Interview with Debbie Reynolds

As star of Singing In the Rain, one of the most loved Holllywood musicals of all time, Debbie Reynolds made a name for herself with her sparkling voice and uninhibited sense of humor. Dick Cavett called her “one of the first ladies of Hollywood.”

With over 30 films, two Broadway shows and several TV series under her belt, Debbie Reynolds still continues to captivate audiences with her one woman show.

Today we’re talking to Hollywood’s Golden Age diva — Debbie Reynolds on her conservative roots, her divorce from Eddie Fisher and being the mother of the Princess of Sci Fi- Carrie Fisher.

What was it like to rehearse the dance sequences with Gene Kelly? Is it true he made her feet bleed? What’s it like living next door to her daughter?

Debbie Reynolds on a date with Tab HunterListen as Debbie shares with us her stories of dating closeted gay men in Hollywood, being a mother to all her fans and she dishes on drag queens making it big in show business.

In the photo on the right is Debbie Reynolds with Hollywood hunk Tab Hunter, who later came out as a gay man in the late 80s. What was it like dating him?

If you live in Chicago, be sure to check Debbie Reynolds live at the Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace this weekend only, August 6 – August 9, 2009.

Listen to the end of the show for details on how you can save money on tickets to see Debbie live in Chicago!

You can also catch Debbie in Las Vegas at the Southpoint Casino on September 25 – 27.

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Featured Music:
Debbie Reynolds – Aba Daba Honeymoon: iTunes | Amazon

Featured Movies:
Singin’ in the Rain: iTunes | Amazon
The Unsinkable Molly Brown: iTunes | Amazon

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  1. DC_GAY_MAN says:

    Hilarious interview!

  2. Cliff Dix says:

    WOW! You guys keep getting better and better. What an amazing score to get legendary Debbie Reynolds on your show. I saw her in concert in Atlanta a few years ago and it was great. She is a true Hollywood Pro who delivers for her fans. You guys living in Chicago do not miss her show. Now that Debbie has been on FOF, I love her even more.

  3. This show was just adorable. Short, sweet, funny, informative – totally started my morning on the right foot. Debbie is such a bright and positive spirit, and it’s easy to see why she’s so well-loved. Nice job today, guys. :)

  4. Michael says:

    What a coup!!!!

    Loved the interview, she kept you boys on your toes didn’t you?

  5. Alfonzo says:

    Great show, I love that she shared her religious beliefs (they’re in line with mine about forgiveness). She was so honest about a lot of things in her life.

    Thanks for this one!

  6. charlesver33 says:

    What a wonderful show with an extraordinary woman. Where is Debbie’s Presidential Medal of Honor? Hello President Obama! I can’t wait to see her show again, thank you thank you thank you.

  7. RcktMan says:

    What a WONDERFUL treat this was!!! Debbie is so wonderful, and I’m so HAPPY you guys got this interview! I wish I could join you at the show on Friday, but I might just try to see her on Sunday. :)

    I don’t know if Debbie knows this yet, but she’s due for a big hug from all of her fans here on Feast of Fun. Something tells me she’ll gladly accept each and every one.

  8. Marty Mouse says:

    What a delightful and fantastic interview with Debbie Reynolds. She is an American treasure, and I thank her for her honesty and willingness to share her personal struggles and triumphs with us. Thanks Fausto and Marc for a great interview!

  9. Polo Drew says:

    Fausto & Marc – I was constantly amazed at the talent you bring to us through the FoF and the terrific interviews you have. Debbie Reynolds is such a goddess to me. Thanks for all you do.

    And to Debbie: thank you for being an amazing star. I am a big fan. I love all your work, particularly on Queer as Folk (QAF). Your portrayal of Debbie Novotny was an inspiration. I wish all mothers could see that and model the open, accepting mother that you portrayed. She is the mother some of us wish we had. QAF came along at a difficult time for me and really helped me. Thank you.

    Drew

  10. Matty says:

    I love Debbie! great show guys!! I loved how she referenced herself for the younger listeners who dont know of her earlier work on screen and on stage. But I’ve known and loved Ms. Reynolds since I was a kid. She was in my favorite halloween movie of all time, “Halloween Town!!!!” 1-4. She is such a delite and a true hollywood talent. She represents to me what old hollywood was, real people, without big heads about themselves. She knows how to keep you on your toes, have a sharp tounge, and still pull of the sweet charm everyone loves! She can be my adoptive mom anyday! In fact I want to adopt her as my gandmother!! Great show boys! Love you Debbie!!!!!! :)

  11. Debbie was wonderful!

  12. Xavi says:

    Debbie…wow! Thank you for a great interview. I wish more people felt the way you do about treating everyone as we are: equal. I listened to the show at the gym, laughing every five minutes during my workout and not remotely self conscious about it like i usually am! thanks again.

    M&F..two in a row out of the park! great work!!

  13. Patricia Fernós says:

    Debbie, I used to go to the movies with one of my friends after school all the time in highschool and I just LOVED your movies! I get teary eyed when I watch your films, especially Singing in the Rain! I’m sure you won’t read this, but I’ll say it anyway: listening to you on my son’s podcast, I just had to tell you how much I admire you and Carrie! Hugs, Patricia

  14. Aaron C. says:

    Fausto and Marc, I have to tell you that while I was away this past weekend I played your show with Debbie for my Mom Marylee and her husband Tim and they LOVED it. We had a great time having drinks and listening to the show. Thanks guys! :)

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