Debbie Reynolds made a campy 1980's workout video that delights, confounds, and inspires.
By David Gomez (Actor/Songwriter)
She's famous for her iconic performances in Singing In The Rain and Halloweentown, but between these two crowning achievements Debbie Reynolds faced some bad economic times from her messy divorces.
Debbie's "gym bros" are Fading Hollywood Divas.
Spotted: Dionne "I Say A Little Prayer For You" Warwick grooving along with Debbie!
Debbie is Honest.
In what other workout video do you get to hear the host scream in pain?!
"I'd rather be anywhere but here" - 2:44
Debbie Lies Right Into The Camera.
There is no way Debbie did this workout ever again. But I love that she smiles into the camera and promises that she will at 3:30.
"Everyday! Everyday! We're going to do it together!...right?"
Debbie Does Debbie.
It's easy to laugh at her but there's a lot to be learned from Debbie Reynolds. Her career has spanned 60 years. She's survived being a "tabloid star. And she is still making marvelous movies like Connie and Carla and Behind the Candelabra!
Perhaps doing it "Debbie's Way" is a technique of endurance: Facing life's struggles with humor, class, and a blonde behive wig.
"Every morning I look in the mirror and things have moved somewhere else. I live in Los Angeles and my boobs live in San Diego, but I'm so glad I'm still alive. I'm 81 and still going strong. I've had the most wonderful life. How lucky can you get?"
-Debbie Reynolds in a dishy article from 2013! Let's all resolve be as wonderful as her in 2014.
DAVID GOMEZ is a senior BFA Musical Theatre Major at Pace University embarking on a journey to become an actor and a composer/lyricist. He is also the co-founder of the twitter account @mylifeisMT. He hails from Kansas City, KS and is often found eating thai food while watching a "so bad it's good" movie.
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