11 Photos Of Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher Together Looking Fabulous

This week, the world lost a twofer — Debbie Reynolds and her wisecracking daughter, Carrie Fisher. Fisher died on December 27, and Reynolds quickly followed, suffering a stroke on December 28. One was the star of Singin' in the Rain, a seminal classic. The other was the star of Star Wars, another seminal classic. Together, they were pure Hollywood dynamite.

By all accounts, the two were very close. They appeared in public together frequently, beaming at each other, and looking fabulous. (Their last public appearance was at the 21st Annual Screen Actor's Guild awards in January of 2015.) Their shoulder-to-shoulder deaths seemed to prove that the mother-daughter duo was inseparable. There's been speculation that Fisher's death directly caused Reynolds' stroke. Allegedly, the 84-year-old collapsed while discussing plans for her daughter's funeral. (And, yes, before you ask, it is possible to die of a broken heart.)

The magnitude of this pop culture loss — one of a great many this year — is amplified by the fact that Reynolds and Fisher had been in the limelight for so long. There are press images of two-year-old Carrie Fisher toddling along next to her celebrated mother. There are also images of the women, nicely nestled in their golden years, embracing on red carpets. Ahead, find photos of the duo through the years, the fabulous footprints this Hollywood family has left on the world.
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In their last public appearance, Fisher and Reynolds walk the red carpet at the 21st Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards.
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Reynolds accompanies her daughter while Fisher receives an honorary fellowship from The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2011.
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Also in 2011, the pair attends the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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At a charity fashion show in 2003, Reynolds is ready to tap dance. (Fisher: "Mom, stop embarrassing me!")
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Fisher embraces her mother at the 1997 American Comedy Awards in Los Angeles.
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A 26-year-old Fisher supports her mother in 1983 at a performance of Woman of the Year, which Reynolds starred in.
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True story: Carrie Fisher once appeared in a Broadway musical called Censored Scenes From King Kong about the moments in King Kong that ended up on the cutting room floor. This is Debbie Reynolds with her daughter at the premiere in 1980.
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In New York City in 1972, the two are fabulous in fur.
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Before hopping on a jet to Hollywood, Reynolds and Fisher posed for a quick picture. Fisher — who looks more than a little disgruntled — was two and a half.
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Once upon a time in 1959, two-year-old Carrie Fisher smelled something fierce. This picture was taken when Fisher visited her actress mother at a film studio.
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In 1956, Carrie Fisher was not even a year old. Here, her father Eddie Fisher hoists her to the sky while Debbie looks on.
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