‘Halloweentown’ Star Kimberly J. Brown Thanks Debbie Reynolds ‘For the Magic’
Halloweentown actress Kimberly J. Brown, who appeared in the 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie alongside Debbie Reynolds, shared a touching tribute to her TV grandmother late December 28, just hours after news broke that Reynolds had passed away at the age of 84.
"What do you say about a woman who had such an impact on your life both professionally and personally?" she wrote on Facebook. "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."
Brown went on to celebrate Reynolds' wisdom, talent and humility, sharing, "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....Her humility, grace, and care for others inspired me so much as a teen and is something that will always stay with me."
Reynolds played a witch named Aggie Cromwell, grandmother to Brown's character Marnie Piper, in the cult classic DCOM film about a magical family tasked with saving their otherworldly town from a supernatural force.
"'Being normal is vastly overrated' is a quote from Halloweentown, and how fitting it is that her character spoke it," Brown continued in her tribute. "Her generosity, talent, and loving spirit made her anything but normal. Thanks for the magic, Debbie. Rest in peace."
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