Debbie Reynolds' dance studio to host memorabilia museum

13th Feb 17 | Entertainment News

The dance studio run by Debbie Reynolds before her death is to become home to a museum honouring her.

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Debbie's son Todd Fisher told TMZ.com that four of the studio's six dancing rooms are being renovated so they can house her collection of movie memorabilia.

Items which will be on display reportedly include her Screen Actors' Guild Life Achievement Award and her honourary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Academy Award, as well as costumes from her films The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Singin' in the Rain.

According to editors at the gossip website, Todd said some items may be transferred to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures when it opens in 2018.

Debbie, who died of a stroke aged 84 in December last year (16), one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away, opened her studio in 1979.

Over the years celebrities including Lucille Ball, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bette Midler, Cher, Usher and Mariah Carey, have used the studio as a rehearsal space.

In a storied showbusiness career spanning almost 70 years, the actress starred in iconic films including Singin' in the Rain, How the West Was Won and Mother.

Her one competitive Oscar nomination came in 1965, when her role as the title character in The Unsinkable Molly Brown earned her a Best Actress nod.

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