On January 6 Broadway theatre marquees will dim their lights at 7:45 p.m, for one minute in memory of actors Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
The two died tragically a day apart. Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27, 2016 at age 60 after having amediacl emergency four days earlier. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds passed away the next day, December 28, 2016 at age 84. Mother and daughter both made their Broadway debuts in 1973 in the musical comedy revival of Irene.
Ms. Reynolds received a Tony Award nomination for her role in the production. She also appeared on Broadway in Woman of the Year and the musical revue Debbie. Additionally, she toured the US with the shows Annie Get Your Gun and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Carrie Fisher wrote and most recently appeared on Broadway in the original solo show Wishful Drinking. Her additional Broadway credits include Agnes of God and Censored Scenes From King Kong.