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Facts About Carrie Fisher
|Celebrated Name||Carrie Fisher|
|Age||66 Years Old|
|Nick Name||Carrie Fisher|
|Birth Name||Carrie Frances Fisher|
Carrie Fisher was an American actress, writer, and comedian, who was well known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars films(1977 till 1983) for which she got much popularity and fame worldwide. Having her career started with her debut film, "Shampoo" in 1974, Fisher came a long way becoming one of the prominent actresses in Hollywood of her time.
Fisher was born in a celebrity family as the daughter of popular singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. She also had written several semi-autobiographical novels including the bestselling novel, "Postcards from the Edge". She however died of a sudden cardiac arrest on December 27, 2016, at age 60, four days after she had a medical emergency during a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles.
She was posthumously made a Disney Legend in 2017 and was also awarded a posthumous Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2018.
What was Carrie Fisher Famous for?
- Famous for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars films.
Where was Carrie Fisher Born?
Carrie Fisher was born on October 21, 1956, in Burbank, California, United States. Her birth name is Carrie Frances Fisher. Her nationality is American. Fiser belongs to White ethnicity while Libra is her zodiac sign.
Fisher was born in a well-to-do family as the daughter of Russian immigrant father Eddie Fisher and Scottish-Irish-English mother Debbie Reynolds. Her father, Eddie was one of the most popular singers of the 1950s while her mother, Debbie was also a popular actress and singer whose career span lasted almost 70 years long.
Born to a family with a strong background of popularity, Carrie also entered the same path as their parents. Her parents however got divorced in 1959 when Fisher was just 2 years old. Both of her parents remarried again resulting in the birth of her step-siblings; Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher. Carrie was raised by her mother and step-father Harry Karl who later got divorced when she turned 17.
She spent her earliest days reading classic literature and writing poetry. She followed the path of her mother making appearances alongside her in Las Vegas at the age of twelve. She attended Beverly Hills High School until age 16 when she dropped out to accompany her mother.
She made her debut as a singer in the hit Broadway revival, "Irene", starring her mother in 1973. The same year, Fisher enrolled at London's Central School of Speech and Drama and got trained for 18 months. Fisher then joined Sarah Lawrence College to study the arts but she left without graduating.
Carrie Fisher's Career Highlights
- Carrie Fisher started her professional career making her film debut as Lorna Karpf in the Columbia Pictures comedy, "Shampoo" in 1975.
- Fisher got her breakthrough when she was cast as Princess Leia in George Lucas' science-fiction film, "Star Wars" in 1977.
- In 1978, she made appearances in Tv special, "Ringo", ABC-TV film, "Leave Yesterday Behind", "Star Wars Holiday Special".
- She reprised her role as Princess Leia in "The Empire Strikes Back"(1980) and for the last time in "Return of the Jedi"(1983).
- In 1987, Fisher published her first novel, "Postcards from the Edge".
- The same year, she starred in the Australian film, "The Time Guardian".
- She also played a supporting role in the film "When Harry Met Sally" and as the wife of Tom Hanks in "The Burbs" in 1989.
- She published her next novel, "Surrender the Pink"(1990) and "Delusions of Grandma"(1993).
- Fisher also did uncredited script work for movies; "Lethal Weapon 3", "Outbreak", "The Wedding Singer", and "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot".
- She entered the 2000s playing the role of an actress for "Scream 3: a nun in "Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back" and in the TV comedy film, "These Old Broads".
- She also voiced Peter Griffin's boss, Angela, on the animated sitcom, "Family Guy".
- She published a sequel to Postcards, "The Best Awful There Is", in 2004.
- Fisher wrote and performed in her one-woman play, "Wishful Drinking" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in 2006.
- Based on the play, she published her autobiographical book, also titled "Wishful Drinking" in 2008.
- The same year, she had a cameo as a doctor in the Star Wars-related comedy, "Fanboys".
- She was one of the members of the main competition jury at the 2013 Venice Film Festival
- She then starred alongside Sharon Horgan and comedian Rob Delaney in the British comedy series, "Catastrophe" in 2015.
- Fisher had completed filming her role as Leia in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"(2017) shortly before her death.
- Her memoir, "The Princess Diarist", was released in November 2016. 13 months later, her audiobook recording earned her a posthumous Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2018.
Carrie Fisher's Husband
Carrie Fisher was married to Paul Simon, a musician whom she met while filming Star Wars and dated from 1977 until 1983 for over 6 years. IN between she was briefly engaged to Canadian actor and comedian, Dan Aykroyd, who proposed to her while they were on the set of their film, "The Blues Brothers" in 1980.
They later got together and got married in August 1983 but it lasted till July 1884 only. She even appeared in Simon's music video for his several songs. She then had a relationship with Bryan Lourd, the Creative Artists Agency principal and talent agent with whom she shares their only daughter, Billie Lourd(b. 1992). But they broke up when Lourd left her for a man.
She was also linked with English singer-songwriter James Blunt but they never had any sexual relationship. In 2005, R. Gregory "Greg" Stevens, a 42-year-old lobbyist, was found dead in Fisher's California home, for which she claimed that his ghost haunted her mansion and she went on to have drugs again.
Fisher was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and she had addictions to cocaine and prescription medication for which she even had ECT treatments.
Death of Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher died on December 27, 2016, at age 60, at the UCLA Medical Center after intense care of four days. Her cause of death was stated to be a cardiac arrest/deferred later they also found Fisher had cocaine in her system, as well as traces of heroin, other opiates, and MDMA.
It happened when she was on a commercial flight on December 23, 2016, when she suffered a medical emergency during a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles.
Passengers next to her seat reported that she had stopped breathing and performed CPR in case. As soon as it landed she was rushed by ambulance to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where she was placed on a ventilator for almost 4 days.
Her death was confirmed by her only daughter, Bille Lourd. Just a day after Fisher's death, her mother Debbie Reynolds suffered a stroke whose last words before getting a stroke was "I want to be with Carrie". She died later that afternoon and a joint private memorial was held for Fisher and Reynolds on January 5, 2017.
Fisher was cremated while her mother was entombed. In the absence of a star for Fisher on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, fans created their own memorial using a blank stare.
Carrie Fisher' Net Worth
Carrie Fisher had quite good earnings from her professional career as an actress and writer. Having her career started with a movie, "Shampoo" in 1975, Fisher had managed to come a long way up becoming one of the popular actresses of all time in her decade-long career.
Her source of income was surely her appearances in movies and series. With her several hard works in movies and shows, Fisher had a healthy fortune estimated to be around $25 million.
Carrie Fisher's Height
Carrie Fisher was a gorgeous legendary actress in her early 60s when she died. She had a height of 5ft. 1inches.(1.55m) while her body weight was around 59kg(130 lbs). Her body measurement was around 36-27-34 inches with a bra size of 34B, 4(US) as her dress size, and 9(US) as her shoe size. She had a fair complexion with dark brown hair and brown eyes.