I was 13 years old when I first booked “Halloweentown” and met Debbie.Little did I know it was only the beginning of some amazing adventures together.As Ava Walker, the petite brunette shone as the 12-year-old looking to finally settle in one place and enjoy some semblance of a normal life, yet equally understanding of her free-spirited mother.With British actress Janet Mc Teer (who managed the appropriate North Carolinian accent), Brown crafted a believable familial relationship which lent an aura of authenticity to the film.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.
Her humility, grace, and care for others inspired me so much as a teen and is something that will always stay with me," she continued.In the TV movie, Marnie finds out that her grandmother Aggie is a witch and teams up with her to save supernatural creatures."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. 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."Brown further recalled how "talented and wise" Reynolds was, and that she always went out of her way to help others.Debbie Reynolds is cemented in Hollywood history for iconic parts in such films as “Singin’ in the Rain,” but to younger generations, she was known as Grandma Aggie from Disney’s fan-favorite “Halloweentown” films.In the “Halloweentown” franchise, Reynolds played the on-screen grandmother to young actress Kimberly J.Her death came just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died from a heart attack.