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Lionel Richie Got Help From An Unlikely Hollywood Legend Early On
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Lionel Richie Got Help From An Unlikely Hollywood Legend Early On


Lionel Richie uncovered a chunk Thursday from the early piece of his profession with the Commodores. (Watch the video underneath.)

In a meeting on "Watch What Happens Live," have Andy Cohen requested that the artist name the "primary enormous entertainer craftsman" to help the band acquire openness.

Richie said it was Debbie Reynolds, the Golden Age star of "Singin' in the Rain" and the mother of Carrie Fisher. Cohen could scarcely contain his astonishment.

Richie reviewed: "When we came into town she was the person who said, 'Goodness, my God, you folks are remarkable, I'm going to show you around to every one individuals,' and she took me by the hand and just took me to meet everybody. She was a particularly darling."

The Commodores put out 1970s hits, for example, "Three Times a Lady" and "Simple," and Richie proceeded onward to solo distinction with "The entire Night (All Night)" and "Say You, Say Me" during the '80s.

The last procured him an Oscar in 1986 for Best Original Song in the film "White Nights." And he got his Academy Award from Reynolds.

"How amusing is that? What about that?" the "American Idol" judge said.

Here's Richie getting his Oscar from Reynolds and her "Singin' in the Rain" co-stars Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor:
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