From the SF Chronicle.
Debbie Reynolds keeps on singin' and dancin' no matter what blows life deals her
Joel Selvin, Chronicle Senior Pop Music Critic
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Her career launched when MGM studio boss Louis B. Mayer put her in "Singin' in the Rain" over Kelly's objections. Teen Reynolds, who would be dancing alongside Kelly and co-star Donald O'Connor, both big-time hoofers from way back, didn't know how to dance. She endured six months of bloody feet to make cinema history in the 1952 film that is certainly one of the great screen musicals of all time.