"Halloweentown's" Marnie (aka, Kimberly J. Brown) wrote a tribute to Debbie Reynolds that will break you
For most people, Debbie Reynolds is remembered for her legendary performances in Singin’ in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and Tammy and the Bachelor. For those growing up in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, Reynolds was also the coolest grandmother on television (aka, Aggie Cromwell in Disney Channel’s Halloweentown movies). As news broke of Reynolds’ death, a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away, fans and former co-stars alike remembered Reynolds’ storied career in Hollywood. Kimberly J. Brown, who starred in three Halloweentown films with Reynolds, wrote a touching tribute to her former co-star, along with a photo of the two in costume.
Brown was only fourteen when she played Marnie Piper in the 1998 film Halloweentown, just a few years younger than Reynolds was when she starred in Singin’ In the Rain. It’s clear that Reynolds’ guidance was incredibly impactful for Brown. She ended the tribute writing,
Debbie Reynolds’ lengthy and storied film and stage career shaped the lives of millions of fans for generations. While we’ll always be in awe of her voice and incredible dancing, she’s also always be the witch grandmother we all wished we had.