Debbie Reynolds was a well known 1950's actress. She was born April 1st, 1932 in El Paso, Texas. She starred in Singin' in the Rain alongside Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor. She was only sixteen when she starred in this movie. Debbie Reynolds was a comedian, actress, singer, and a dancer. Debbie Reynolds is known as one of America's sweethearts because of her girl-next-door looks and personality.