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Carrie Frances Fisher

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Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Death: December 27, 2016 (60)
Ronald Reagan U.C.L.A. Medical Center, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, 90095, United States (heart attack during flight from London to Los Angeles)
Place of Burial: 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, 90068, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Ex-wife of Paul Simon
Ex-partner of Bryan Lourd
Mother of Billie Lourd
Sister of Todd Fisher
Half sister of Joely Duddy and Tricia Leigh Fisher

Occupation: Actor, novelist, screenwriter, Movie Star, Princess Leah in Star Wars, Actress and Novelist
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About Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher was an American actor and writer. She was best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role for which she was nominated for four Saturn Awards. Her other film credits include 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). Fisher 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 (2007) and Catastrophe (2017). She was posthumously made a Disney Legend in 2017, and in 2018 she was awarded a posthumous Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.

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. Fisher worked on other writers' screenplays as a script doctor, including tightening the scripts for Hook (1991), Sister Act (1992), The Wedding Singer (1998), and many of the films from the Star Wars franchise, among others. She earned praise for speaking publicly about her experiences with bipolar disorder and drug addiction.

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 a sudden 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. One of her final films, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was released on December 15, 2017, and is dedicated to her. Fisher appeared in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) through the use of unreleased footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). (Wikipedia, CC BY-SA)

Sources

  • "Carrie Fisher." Wikipedia, revision of 20 April 2022. < link > Accessed 2 May 2022.
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Carrie Fisher's Timeline

1956
October 21, 1956
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
1992
July 17, 1992
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
2016
December 27, 2016
Age 60
Ronald Reagan U.C.L.A. Medical Center, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, 90095, United States
2017
January 6, 2017
Age 60
Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, 90068, United States