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Debbie Reynolds Jokes About Her Three Marriages on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Harley W. Lond, posted Jan 6th 2011 9:16PM
Debbie Reynolds has a great sense of humor about her life -- in particular her stormy marriages.

On 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) she responded to the question "What was your longest marriage?" with a typical Reynolds' comeback: "About 20 seconds."

"I was married three times," she said. "And then three strikes and you're out."

Reynolds was first married to singer Eddie Fisher, who left her for Elizabeth Taylor after three years; then to shoe magnate Harry Karl, who lost his and Reynolds' money to gambling ("It was only about $50 million so it wasn't important ... I could have shopped for two days"); and then to Virginia real estate developer Richard Hamlett, who helped her develop the Debbie Reynolds' Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, which went bankrupt before she divorced him.

Reynolds' appearance on 'The Talk' coincides with HBO's presentation of daughter Carrie Fisher's autobiographical stage show, 'Wishful Drinking,' in which Fisher airs dirty linen on her life. Like mother, like daughter.

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jaba

She's a survivor. Especially after the blood sucking men she was married to. Eddie Fisher was the worst.

January 07 2011 at 1:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kelley

she reminds me of betty white. so full of laughter and jokes. just love them both!

January 07 2011 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kelley

debbie reminds me of betty white. full of jokes and laughter. just love them both!

January 07 2011 at 1:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Val

I LOVE Debbie. I also caught Carrier's HBO show - it's hysterical!!! She really didn't knock her mother, more her father but you could see she cared for both of them.

January 07 2011 at 1:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tom

It's evident why she went through 3 Husbands. Did you ever listen to her? It's like she has diarrhea of the mouth. Could you imagine having to spend just 3 or 4 hours a day listening to that?

January 07 2011 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mary Rogers

No sense in doing biography if only going to sugarcoat life. And honesty is honesty and Debbie does it classy. She's been through so much and deserves to have her say.

January 07 2011 at 12:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Vince

The first movie in which I saw her was 1951's, "Two Weeks With Love". She did an outstanding and memorable song and dance number with Carleton Carpenter, called, "Abba Dabba Honeymoon". In 1984 some family members and I saw her on Broadway, in, "Woman of The Year". She had replaced Lauren Bacall, who had replaced Angela Lansbury. Of course, for Debbie, it bacame a musical. Classy, indeed -- and still a great sense a humor, as proven by the clip.

January 07 2011 at 12:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steve

So, what's so horrible about being married three times? It happens a lot and I don't look down on Ms. Reynolds for it, at all. Lonliness after a divorce makes people do dumb things, like marry the wrong person. I see it all the time.

January 07 2011 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
will coe

naturally

January 07 2011 at 10:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ED

THE LITTLE MINX WAS A HELLVA ACTOR.AND MOST OF US MEN WANTED TO JUMP HER BONES

January 07 2011 at 8:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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