Episode #67

Debbie Reynolds and Robert Osborne

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Debbie Reynolds has been in show business for over six decades. She talks to Alec about her big break in Singin' in the Rain. “I slept in my dressing room,” recalls Reynolds. “I didn't take any days off because I’d practice on Saturday and Sunday.” 

As host of Turner Classic Movies, Robert Osborne plays the role of ambassador to a bygone era. We hear the journey he took to get there—which could have been a classic movie itself. It all started when, as kid in a small town, he frequented the cinema and “fell in love with the movie business.”

Comments [3]

bruce stasiuk from setauket

The Debbie Reynolds conversation was interesting. I enjoyed it from top to bottom.
Actually, all the chats that I've heard so far have been captivating.
The Rosie O'Donnell was so impressive that I mailed her a letter of appreciation.

Note: Alec...if you're reading this.
I saw you do a Broadway show a few years back. after the show you did a Q and A with the audience. I spoke, saying that I liked your politics. You said thanks, and that I left my panties in your dressing room. We all laughed.

Jan. 10 2015 12:19 PM
Ron Greenfield from Durham, NC

Wow Alec. I was not aware you had this program on NYC. The Debbie Reynolds/Robert Osborne interviews were really wonderful. Working in the industry it's really nice just to hear them talk about their lives and careers, especially today when a lot of younger people are not aware of the Golden Age of Hollywood or the beginning years of teleivsion.. Going to be turning in more.

Jul. 25 2014 02:29 PM
David from Sydney, Straya

Just wonderful. Alec I love your devotion to the Golden Age - I don't know much about it but you're encouraging me to explore.
More please!

May. 22 2014 12:08 AM

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