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Fisher and Reynolds at the opening of "Censored Scenes from King Kong" in New York in 1980. AP/Press Association Images
Paying Tribute

Broadway to dim its lights tomorrow for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

The mother and daughter pair featured in numerous Broadway productions.

BROADWAY THEATRES PLAN to dim their marquee lights tomorrow night in memory of actress Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, the actress and writer Carrie Fisher.

The Broadway League says the lights will be dimmed for one minute at 7.45pm.

In recent years, actors such as Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman have received similar tributes following their deaths.

Reynolds and Fisher both made their Broadway debuts in 1973 in the musical comedy revival of Irene, which earned Reynolds a Tony Award nomination.

She also appeared on Broadway in Woman of the Year and the musical revue Debbie.

Fisher’s Broadway credits include her one-woman show Wishful Drinking, ‘Agnes of God and Censored Scenes From King Kong.

Reynolds died on 28 December at the age of 84, a day after her daughter died at the age of 60.

The pair were buried side by side among numerous stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age this week.

Other celebrities laid to rest at Forest Lawn include Bette Davis, Reynolds’s onscreen mother in A Catered Affair (1956), and Reynolds’s close friend Liberace.

Silent film star Buster Keaton, Oscar-winning Rod Steiger and David Carradine, the star of Kung Fu and Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill films, are also buried there.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted a family source as confirming there would also be an event at the Beverly Hills compound where Reynolds and Fisher were neighbours after the funeral today.

“I’m not sure what they’re calling it – a funeral or a wake – but it will be Thursday at the house,” the source said.

It will be exactly what they both wanted, to be together.

With reporting from AFP and Sean Murray.

Read: Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will be buried together tomorrow

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