Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

 

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Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, writer, and humorist.[2] Fisher was known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films; a role for which she was nominated for three Saturn Awards. Her other film roles included Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The 'Burbs (1989), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Soapdish (1991) and The Women (2008 film).[3] She was nominated twice for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performances on the television series 30 Rock and Catastrophe. She was posthumously made a Disney Legend in 2017.[4]

Fisher wrote several semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge and an autobiographical one-woman play, and its non-fiction book, Wishful Drinking, based on the play. She wrote the screenplay for the film version of Postcards From The Edge which garnered her a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay nomination, and her one woman stage show of Wishful Drinking was filmed for television and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special. She worked on other writers' screenplays as a script doctor.[5] In later years, she earned praise for speaking publicly about her experiences with bipolar disorder and drug addiction.[6]

Fisher was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. She and her mother appear in Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, a documentary about their relationship. It premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Fisher died of cardiac arrest on December 27, 2016, at age 60, four days after experiencing a medical emergency during a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles. Her final film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is scheduled to be released on December 15, 2017.[7]

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Star Wars
 
Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas.
The Empire Strikes Back
 
The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner.
Return of the Jedi
 
Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed by Richard Marquand.
The Blues Brothers
 

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Rare and Historical Norman Rockwell Painting Surfaces at Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Auction
  –  September 21, 2017
Profiles in History is proud to announce a very rare and historic Norman Rockwell painting will be going up for auction during their 2-day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Personal Property Auction, October 7th and 8th. The painting comes from Debbie ...
Andy Serkis remembers 'incredible' Carrie Fisher
  –  September 21, 2017
Andy Serkis feels privileged to have got to know the late Carrie Fisher because she was such an "incredible human being". The 53-year-old actor plays Supreme Leader Snoke in the new 'Star Wars' trilogy and although he didn't get to shoot any scenes with ...
Audrey Hepburn’s Sabrina gown to be sold at Debbie Reynolds/Carrie Fisher auction
  –  September 20, 2017
Audrey Hepburn’s magical ballgown from movie Sabrina is going up for sale as part of an auction of Debbie Reynolds/Carrie Fisher memorabilia. The mother and daughter Hollywood stars died within a day of each other in late 2016, but their memories live on ...
Harrison Ford breaks silence on affair with Carrie Fisher
  –  September 18, 2017
A month before she sadly passed away in December 2016, Carrie Fisher confessed to having an “intense” affair with her Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford back in 1976. The actress opened up about the relationship in her memoir The Princess Diarist ...
12 Surprising Facts About Carrie Fisher To Celebrate ‘Star Wars’ Day
  –  September 18, 2017
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes. In honor of “Star Wars Day” — a clever, fan-made holiday celebrated on the fourth of May as a play on the films’ catchphrase: “May the force be ...
Indiana farmer plants corn maze tribute to Carrie Fisher
  –  September 18, 2017
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana farmer who created a corn maze with trails outlining the face of “Star Wars” character Princess Leia said he planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher. Jeremy Goebel designed the maze in February ...
Harrison Ford breaks silence on his affair with Carrie Fisher...sort of
  –  September 18, 2017
To call Harrison Ford a man of few words would be a Death-Star-sized understatement. The notoriously taciturn actor doesn’t exactly enjoy the excessive fandom surrounding his iconic performances of Han Solo, Indiana Jones, and Jack Ryan. It’s not ...
Carrie Fisher, Mary Tyler Moore honored during 2017 Emmys 'In Memoriam'
  –  September 18, 2017
During the 2017 Emmy Awards, Carrie Fisher, Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry Lewis and other stars that died this past year were honored. Oscar-winner Viola Davis came out mid-show to introduce Christopher Jackson of "Hamilton," who sang Stevie Wonder's iconic song ...
Emmys In Memoriam montage remembers Carrie Fisher, Adam West
  –  September 18, 2017
Carrie Fisher and Adam West were among the stars who were remembered during the In Memoriam segment at the 69th annual Emmy Awards Sunday evening. In addition to the actors, the In Memoriam montage also featured former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, NCIS ...
The Emmys’ In Memoriam Segment Pays Tribute To Adam West, Carrie Fisher, And Many More
  –  September 17, 2017
Led by Christopher Jackson, the Emmy Awards delivered a powerful In Memoriam segment to cover the immense amount of famous losses over the past year. Preceded by a classy introduction from Viola Davis, Jackson performed a powerful cover of Stevie Wonder ...
Harrison Ford breaks silence on Carrie Fisher affair
  –  September 17, 2017
The late actress - who passed away in December last year at the age of 60 - made a shocking revelation a month prior to her death when her memoir, 'The Princess Diarist', detailed the "intense" affair she had with her 'Star Wars' co-star, and Harrison has ...
Harrison Ford breaks silence on Carrie Fisher
  –  September 16, 2017
“Star Wars” fans may have pored over the details of Carrie Fisher’s affair with Harrison Ford in her last book, but he didn’t. Turns out Ford hasn’t read it. In an interview with GQ, the actor responded to questions regarding Fisher’s 2016 ...
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
  –  September 16, 2017
it's not sweet so much as it is suffocating. though the doc itself is fairly surface level or slice of life, you get a strong sense of how much carrie and debbie needed each other, and how much they worked as extensions of each other (whether carrie wanted ...
Carrie Fisher's Annotated 'Star Wars' Scripts To Be Auctioned
  –  September 16, 2017
Los Angeles: Annotated scripts by the late "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher are set to be auctioned in October. Now, some of her personal, hand-annotated shooting scripts for the sci-fi film series will be up for auction during a three-day auction of ...
Carrie Fisher's Star Wars scripts up for auction
  –  September 15, 2017
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Carrie Fisher's personal copies of numerous Star Wars scripts will be put up for auction during Profile in History's three-day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds personal property event next month. Fans can bid on the sacred ...
Carrie Fisher's Personal Star Wars Scripts Go Up for Auction
  –  September 15, 2017
Carrie Fisher's hand annotated Star Wars scripts are going up for auction during a three- day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds personal property action on October 7th through the 9th in Los Angeles, California. Profiles in History is in charge of the ...
Harrison Ford's response to Carrie Fisher affair questions is classic yet awkward
  –  September 15, 2017
Harrison Ford's response to Carrie Fisher affair questions is classic yet awkward Ford gives an amazing lack of response to questions about Carrie Fisher questions during a 'GQ 'interview. Check out this story on pnj.com: https://usat.ly/2x3zmfC
Harrison Ford breaks silence over affair with Carrie Fisher
  –  September 14, 2017
Harrison also revealed that he knew the affair would be included in Carrie's book to "a degree". He added: "I expect to be criticised, and I expect to be unfairly praised. It's just part of the thing — that people will talk about you." Before her death ...
Billie Lourd says deaths of mom Carrie Fisher, grandmother Debbie Reynolds are ‘impossible to deal with’
  –  September 12, 2017
Billie Lourd, the daughter of Carrie Fisher and granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds, calls their deaths "impossible to deal with." Lourd, 25, sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday and discussed losing the women in her life, whom she referred to as "goddesses.
Farmer plants corn maize tribute to Carrie Fisher
  –  September 8, 2017
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) _ A southern Indiana farmer who created a corn maze with trails outlining the face of “Star Wars” character Princess Leia says he planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher. Jeremy Goebel designed the maze in February ...
Indiana farmer plants corn maize tribute to Carrie Fisher
  –  September 8, 2017
This July 12, 2017 photo provided by Jeremy Goebel shows a corn maze with trails outlining the face of "Star Wars" character Princess Leia. Gobble planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher on his farm in Evansville, Ind. Goebel designed the maze ...

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