For Immediate Release
GCU’s Movie Monday Features Debbie Reynolds in Singin’ in the Rain
Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 26, 2007—Join Georgian Court University on Monday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. and get to know Debbie Reynolds. Hear her stories of turbulent relationships, financial hardships, and film and television successes, then sit back and enjoy “America’s Sweetheart” in one of the greatest musicals of all time: Singin’ in the Rain.
GCU’s Movie Monday film series features an actor’s portrayal of a character prior to each film screening, allowing the audience to hear the intimate details of these legend’s lives. After meeting and speaking with “Debbie,” portrayed by an actress from St. George Productions out of Medford, N.Y., sit back and enjoy your popcorn as you watch her famous turn as Kathy Selden in the 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain.
The presentation and screening will take place in the Little Theatre on Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus. Tickets for the presentation are $5 per person in advance, $10 per person at the door, and free to members of the GCU community with ID. The film screening, which follows the 6:30 p.m. presentation, is free to all. Reservations are required for both the presentation and the film. For more information and reservations, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Debbie Reynolds:
Sixteen-year-old Mary Francis “Frannie” Reynolds, she was discovered by talent scouts when she won the Miss Burbank beauty pageant in 1948. She was initially signed to a Warner Brothers contract, but after a name change to “Debbie” and just two small roles, the studio declined to pick up her contract. MGM, recognizing her talent and comedic flair, then signed her to a seven-year contract.
One of her most famous roles was as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain, starring opposite Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. She held her own, and emerged from the film as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after female stars. Ms. Reynolds was nominated for an Oscar for her title role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) and appeared in a number of television sitcoms and variety shows. One of her most notable contemporary guest appearances was on television’s Will and Grace, for which she received an Emmy nomination.
In March 2003 Ms. Reynolds became the first woman presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, honoring her outstanding contributions to Hollywood. She has two children, including daughter Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame, and one grandchild.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.
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