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Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is known worldwide as Princess Leia from Star Wars. Let's find out a few more interesting facts about this wonderful lady.
Leia, I mean Carrie, was born in Beverly Hills. She is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
Carrie's mother Debbie owned a casino for many years in Las Vegas until finally selling it.
Debbie Reynolds' casino was the last independent casino in Las Vegas.
George Lucas' "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" in 1977 was Carrie's big break. It was originally just titled "Star Wars." However, right from the start, George Lucas had a nine-film series planned out.
Carrie's next "Star Wars" appearance was not "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back." Instead, it was the little-known 1978 television special "Star Wars Holiday Special," which aired that holiday season. It is a prized collector's items for Star Wars fans.
Carrie starred with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in "The Blues Brothers."
Dan Aykroyd saved her life one evening when Carrie almost choked to death on a Brussels sprout.
To promote "The Empire Strikes Back," Carrie appeared in a 12 June 1980 photo spread for Rolling Stone Magazine. It was shot at the beach, and she wore her slavegirl costume.
"Postcards from the Edge" later became a 1990 film with Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.
Carrie's second novel was "Surrender the Pink." She quickly followed it with "Delusions of Grandma" (1993).
For instance, Carrie helped fix the script in "The Wedding Singer."
Carrie also worked on the scripts for the "second" trilogy of "Star Wars" films in the early 2000s.
Carrie has won an Emmy Award. It was for an appearance on "30 Rock" in a 2007 appearance.
Carrie reprised her role as Princess Leia in the third Star Wars trilogy, which began with 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Carrie dated Paul Simon for around six years right after her first Star Wars film. They then got married, but it only lasted for about a year.
Carrie spent a lot of time with singer James Blunt, but apparently, they were just friends. She called herself "his therapist."
Carrie has a daughter, Catherine Fisher Lourd, with a talent agent, Bryan Lourd.
Carrie was on Twitter, and her dog, Gary, became famous on Twitter, too.
I don't want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art.
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Instant gratification takes too long.
I really love the internet. They say chat-rooms are the trailer park of the internet but I find it amazing.
As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don't.
There is no point at which you can say, “Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.”
If my life wasn't funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.
Carrie Fisher passed away in Los Angeles on 27 December 2016, apparently from issues relating to a recent heart attack. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, thanked everyone for their well-wishes and sadly passed away herself the next day.