Saturday, December 31, 2016

ABC 20-20 honors Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

ABC 20-20 Friday night covered the mother-daughter relationship between Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, as with this link.

Carrie Fisher had a cardiac arrest on a flight to Los Angeles from London, 15 minutes before landing. Nearby passengers tried to do CPR, which presumably flight attendants know how to do.  It’s a good point to wonder, how many of us are prepared to do this if called upon suddenly.

Reynolds went into a fatal stroke the day after her daughter’s death.  Stress hormones in her cardiovascular system from grief probably caused the stroke.

I probably saw “Singin’ in the Rain” as a child, but I actually remember “The Tender Trap” (with its now outmoded idea of heterosexual romance and of women) and particularly “Susan Slept Here”.

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