Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2010

Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, 1959

The love triangle — a classic Hollywood plot device. In the 1950s, actress Debbie Reynolds found herself in the midst of a scandal when her husband, crooner Eddie Fisher, abruptly left her for one of her best friends, the newly widowed Elizabeth Taylor. Fisher and Taylor later married a mere 3½ hours after his divorce from Reynolds was final. Ouch. But that couple didn't last long either, divorcing shortly after their marriage began. Fisher later wrote of Taylor in his autobiography, saying, "Elizabeth liked to collect trophies." Apparently, her best friend's husband was one of them.