Debbie Reynolds - 79   Old school actress best know for her roles in "Singing in the Rain", "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and for being Princess Leia's mother  ...

In the late 50s, Debbie's husband, Eddie Fisher, left her for Elizabeth Taylor. It was quite the scandal  back then. A modern day equivalent would be the whole Brad Pitt-Jennifer Aniston-Angelina Jolie triangle. 

Debbie and Liz went on to become good friends, believe it or not, and when Liz died recently, Debbie and Carrie had only nice things to say about her

--Rachel Maddow - 38  The first openly gay anchor ever to host a prime-time news show, that being MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow