Tales of how hard Gene Kelly was on 19 year old Debbie Reynolds during the filming of “Singin’ in the Rain” are legend. He was a tough task master who gave this young, non-dancer no sympathy. Did he look at her and see a youngster who had not proven herself? Just another ingénue imposed upon him by the studio? He worked her hard and offered little encouragement to her while her feet bled and her heart sank.
|Debbie and her task master|
|Debbie at her spunkiest (and loveliest) in "The Mating Game"|
|Debbie and Molly Brown - both unsinkable|