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Debbie Reynolds's film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest
at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Most of her film work has been in
MGM musicals, as perky, wholesome young women.
| She had to
keep working and turned to stage musicals when Hollywood stopped making
musicals like Singin' in the Rain (1952). Now she has her
own casino in Las Vegas, a home for her Hollywood museum. She's as down to
earth as Molly Brown and took time to personally write a long letter that
is on display in the Judy Garland museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and
to provide that museum with replicas of Judy Garland costumes. The
originals are in the Las Vegas museum.
She continues to use her dancing skills with stage work. Nearly all the money she makes is spent toward her goal of creating a Hollywood museum. Her collection numbers more than 3000 costumes and 46,000 square-feet worth of props and equipment.
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