Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds through the Years Amelia Borger-Staff Writer

The entertainment world suffered a huge blow in the last few days of 2016 when Carrie Fisher passed away, and just over twenty-four hours later, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed as well. The two women had an inseparable, and sometimes turbulent bond, but remain one of the most famous pairs in Hollywood. You remember them in movies such as Singin’ in the Rain and Star Wars, and nothing will be able to replace those movies or their roles. Pictures will describe how the two bonded, especially with Carrie growing up in the shadow of her mother before making a name for herself.

(1956) Debbie Reynolds and then-husband Eddie Fisher with their ten week old daughter, Carrie Frances Fisher.

(1956) Reynolds holds on tight to her little girl.

(1959) Fisher, now three, gives her mother a hug at their home in West L.A. ‘I believe my mother knows now but if she doesn’t, it would be good if she did: that I take her advice, that I follow her example, that I respect who she is … and if I’m like her in any way then I’m happy that I am.’ Fisher said of her mother in 2011.

(1971) The two sing together at Reynolds’ opening night at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas.

(1973) Carrie and Todd Fisher greet their mother, Debbie Reynolds at the Minksoff Theatre after the opening night of the musical Irene.

(1977) Carrie Fisher attends the Star Wars premiere with co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill.

(2005) Reynolds and Fisher attend the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of the Sith movie premiere.

(2007) The two attend Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s Diamond Jubilee birthday party. Taylor and Reynolds were the two women involved in one of the biggest Hollywood love triangles in the late fifties with the late Eddie Fisher.

(2015) Todd Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, and Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards

(2015) Fisher and Billie Lourd attend the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens premiere, Lourd’s first feature film.

(2016) Fisher and her dog, Gary, attend the premiere of Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Problematic relationships and drugs overshadowed their relationship, but in time, it healed. Debbie Reynolds told PEOPLE Magazine recently “I don’t know what the problem ever was. I’ve had to work at it. I’ve always been a good mother, but I’ve always been in show business, and I’ve been on stage and I don’t bake cookies and I don’t stay home.” No matter the struggle, Hollywood’s favorite mother-daughter duo of the twentieth century has been laid to rest, side by side. They and their legacy will never be forgotten.

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