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Carrie Fisher (born 21.10.1956)
Carrie Fisher is an American actress best known for her appearance as Princess Leia in the original 'Star Wars' movies.

Childhood: Carrie Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California. Her parents are singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds but they divorced when she was two, with Eddie leaving her for Elizabeth Taylor. She attended Beverly Hills High School but dropped out to embark on an acting career with her mother. She later briefly attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

Acting career: Carrie Fisher made her film debut with 'Shampoo' in 1975. In 1977, she reached international fame when she starred as Princess Leia in George Lucas's 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope'. She also appeared in the 1978 TV movie 'The Star Wars Holiday Special'. In 1978, she appeared in the TV film 'Leave Yesterday Behind'. In the same year she was in a Ringo Starr music video for his cover of 'You're Sixteen'. She was in 'The Blues Brothers' as Jake's vengeful ex-lover and later appeared on Broadway in 'Censored Scenes' in 1980 as well as reprising her role as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back'. 1983 saw her last appearance as Leia in 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi' In 1986, she was in Woody Allen's 'Hannah and her Sisters'. In 1987, she published her first novel, the semi-autobiographical 'Postcards from the Edge', which earned her a Los Angeles Pen Award. She later released a film adaptation starring Meryl Streep. In 1989, she had a supporting role in the romcom 'When Harry Met Sally' and later appeared with Tom Hanks in 'The 'Burbs'. In 1991, she was in 'Drop Dead Fred' and 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' in 1997. In 2000, played someone mistaken for Carrie Fisher in 'Scream 3' and appeared in the movie spoof film 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' the following year as well as co-writing the movie 'These Old Broads'. She has a recurring voice role on the animated sitcom 'Family Guy'. She wrote and first performed in her one-woman play 'Wishful Drinking' in 2006, the title of which she lent to her subsequent autobiography. The audio-book for the book earned her a Grammy nomination in 2009. She has guest-starred in 'Sex and the City', '30 Rock' and 'Entourage'.

Personal life: Carrie Fisher was briefly engaged to Dan Aykroyd between her on/off relationship with Paul Simon who she married in 1983 before divorcing the following year. They even dated again after their marriage had ended. She was in a relationship with Creative Artists Agency principal Bryan Lourd and had one child with him named Billie Catherine Lourd. They split when Lourd came out as homosexual. She was close to singer and former soldier James Blunt and became his therapist. In 2005, Republican Party advisor Greg Stevens died at her home in California after an overdose of OxyContin. She claimed that his ghost haunted the house. She was raised protestant, though her father was Jewish, and describes herself as agnostic. She has struggled with drug addiction and bipolar disorder and had to have electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to help with her mental state.



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Willow Smith Features On 'Bird Song': A Song By Sean Lennon And Carrie Fisher


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Sean Lennon has unveiled the demo for an enchanting new song entitled 'Bird Song', that he claims was co-written by his good friend Carrie Fisher before she died. While they never got to record the song together, he has now teamed up with Willow Smith to unveil it in Carrie's memory. 

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher wrote a song with Sean Lennon

The son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was hit hard by the death of the 'Star Wars' actress in December, but his fond memories of her have led him to share a sensational new tune that they worked on together a few years ago. It's a beautiful piano led duet that is as mournful as it is uplifting, and was recorded in a matter of hours. 

Continue reading: Willow Smith Features On 'Bird Song': A Song By Sean Lennon And Carrie Fisher

James Blunt Says Friend Carrie Fisher "Went Out With A Bang"


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James Blunt has opened up about the death of his ‘American mother’ Carrie Fisher.

The two, somewhat unlikely, friends met before Blunt began work on his debut album Back to Bedlam, and the actress suggested he come live with her in LA during the recording.

The singer said Fisher was an inspiration to him at the time, and when he welcomed his first child, a son, last year, he made the actress godmother.

Continue reading: James Blunt Says Friend Carrie Fisher "Went Out With A Bang"

Dan Aykroyd Writes Moving Essay About Former Fiancee Carrie Fisher


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Nearly a month after the terrible news of her death that caused the world to mourn her loss, Carrie Fisher’s one-time fiancé Dan Aykroyd has penned a moving essay about his friend and former lover for the latest issue of Empire magazine.

64 year old Aykroyd, star of comedy classics such as Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers, proposed to Fisher on the set of the latter film back in 1980. However, the engagement ended when she reconciled with her former boyfriend Paul Simon.

He and Fisher remained friends after that, however, and in the essay he reflected on their time together, their plans for marriage and even their occasional recreational drug use.

Continue reading: Dan Aykroyd Writes Moving Essay About Former Fiancee Carrie Fisher

'Star Wars Episode VIII' Will Be Titled The Last Jedi


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The title of the next chapter in the Star Wars saga has finally been revealed.

The news was announced to fans in a tweet from the official Star Wars account, which read: “It’s official. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is the next chapter of the Skywalker saga. This December.#TheLastJedi”

Carrie Fisher Will NOT Be Digitally Re-Created For Any Future 'Star Wars' Movies


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LucasFilm has moved to dismiss widespread rumours concerning the future of Princess Leia’s character in the Star Wars universe following Carrie Fisher’s death, saying that CGI special effects will NOT be used to restore her in future movies.

The studio took an unusual but perhaps necessary step of confirming on Saturday (January 14th) that they will not use technology to restore her character.

Publishing a blog post via the StarWars.com site, the Disney-owned company acknowledged that “we don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation,” but were making an announcement to assure fans that there are “no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.”

Continue reading: Carrie Fisher Will NOT Be Digitally Re-Created For Any Future 'Star Wars' Movies

Lucasfilm Is Not Planning To Digitally Recreate Carrie Fisher In Future 'Star Wars' Movies


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Disney and Lucasfilm have denied reports they are negotiating with the estate of Carrie Fisher to digital recreate the actress’ image in future Star Wars movies.

Earlier this week a report on BBC’s ‘Newsnight’ claimed that Disney was negotiating with Fisher’s estate for the rights to use her likeness in future films, much like how the late Peter Cushing appeared in Rogue One.

Carrie FisherLucasfilm say they will not be digitally recreating Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

Continue reading: Lucasfilm Is Not Planning To Digitally Recreate Carrie Fisher In Future 'Star Wars' Movies

10 Mother-Daughter Duos That We Love As Much As Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher


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The world is still reflecting on how Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher were one of the greatest celebrity mother-daughter pairs in Hollywood before their deaths less than 24 hours apart from each other in December. But they are by no means the only super family duo that the celebrity has had to offer.

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie FisherDebbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at the 2015 SAG Awards

Here are some of Hollywood's finest mother and daughter duos:

Continue reading: 10 Mother-Daughter Duos That We Love As Much As Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher's Ashes Were Placed In Giant Prozac-Shaped Urn


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Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds were laid to rest on Friday morning during at private ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Fisher had been cremated shortly after her death and on Friday some of her ashes were buried with her mother in their family plot. At the ceremony Fisher’s brother Todd was seen carrying an urn shaped liked a giant prozac pill.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsCarrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds have been laid to rest

Continue reading: Carrie Fisher's Ashes Were Placed In Giant Prozac-Shaped Urn

Petition Calls For Princess Leia To Be Made An Official Disney Princess


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A little under a fortnight after the tragic death of Carrie Fisher, an online petition has sprung up to demand that her Star Wars character Princess Leia be made into an official Disney princess.

Cody Christensen, an American father of five daughters, launched a petition via Change.org following Fisher’s death on December 27th.

“After the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher, we feel that it is only fitting for Disney to do away with the rule that an official Disney princess must be animated and make Leia a full-fledged princess,” the petition reads.

Continue reading: Petition Calls For Princess Leia To Be Made An Official Disney Princess

HBO's 'Bright Lights' Trailer Shows The Incredible Bond Between Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher


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HBO have released the first trailer for Bright Lights, the upcoming documentary following Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds.

The film was initially scheduled to be shown in March, but the network moved the air date to January 7, following the tragic deaths of Fisher and Reynolds, a day apart from one another.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsCarrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds

Continue reading: HBO's 'Bright Lights' Trailer Shows The Incredible Bond Between Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher

Star Wars actress, Carrie Fisher departs from LAX airport. Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 7th October 2016

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Carrie Fisher and Fisher
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Carrie Fisher and Fisher

Carrie Fisher, Kenny Baker London Film & Comic Convention held at Earls Court London, England - 01.07.06 Featuring: Carrie Fisher, Kenny Baker Where: London, United Kingdom When: 01 Jul 2006

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Carrie Fisher with her daughter Billie Lourd and her dog Gary at the premiere of 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016

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Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd
Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd

Carrie Fisher with her daughter Billie Lourd and her dog Gary at the premiere of 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016

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Carrie Fisher, Guest and Dog

Jenny Seagrove, Carrie Fisher , Gary - Actress Carrie Fisher who plays Princess Lea in the Star Wars movies joins activists to protest against the Chinese Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Protesters gathered at the Chinese Embassy in London and an attempt was made to hand in an a 11 million signature petition but the Embassy did not answer the door. at Chinese Embassy, Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Carrie Fisher, Anneka Svenska and Jenny Seagrove
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Carrie Fisher

Date of birth

21st October, 1956

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.55






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