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The pleasure of Debbie Reynolds' company

The pleasure of Debbie Reynolds' company

During her near-seven decade film career, Debbie Reynolds not only got to sing and dance opposite Gene Kelly in the beloved 1952 musical "Singin' in the Rain" but also partnered with Fred Astaire in the 1961 romantic comedy "The Pleasure of His Company."

"Fred Astaire was retired when he worked in 'The Pleasure of His Company,'" she recalled. "They were lucky to get him to play the father part. He only had a little dance at the wedding. He said to me, 'You don't worry about dancing. Just relax and let me lead you. Let me guide you."'

And Reynolds did.

"I just floated around the table," said Reynolds, 82. "We didn't...

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