Many of us are still reeling from the deaths of Carrie Fisher and her legendary actress mother, Debbie Reynolds. Though Reynolds was a Hollywood icon, many millennials know her from the Disney Channel original films, Halloweentown. In the films, Reynolds starred as Agatha Cromwell aka Grandma Aggie a whimsical witch who taught her grandchildren how to slay and to always be themselves.
While many celebs and regular folk took to social media to play tribute to Reynolds. Actress Kimberly J Brown who starred in the first two Halloweentown films as Reynolds’ granddaughter, Marnie had the sweetest words to say. She wrote on Facebook,
“What do you say about a woman who had such an impact on your life both professionally and personally? Debbie lived her life like all of us should, to the fullest. She was bold, funny, and had the biggest heart. Her sparkly smile warmed every room she was in, and her jokes about her amazing career and life would make your stomach hurt with laughter. Making people happy through her performing was her favorite thing to do, and she showed me at a young age what a gift it is to be able to do that for people. She was so talented and wise, which easily could have gone to her head, but instead she went out of her way to help others shine as brightly as they could. She’d try to move huge ladders on set just to help the crew, and looked out for every actor no matter the size their role. Her humility, grace, and care for others inspired me so much as a teen and is something that will always stay with me. “Being normal is vastly overrated” is a quote from “Halloweentown,” and how fitting it is that her character spoke it. Her generosity, talent, and loving spirit made her anything but normal. Thanks for the magic, Debbie. Rest in peace.”
Actress Judith Hoag who played Reynolds daughter Gwen in Halloweentown also expressed her condolences on Twitter.
— Judith Hoag (@Heyjude629) December 29, 2016
It’s clear that from her first film Singin’ in the Rain to her final day, Debbie Reynolds touched all of our hearts.