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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.
Her casino was the last independent casino in town.
Carrie's film debut was in Warren Beatty's "Shampoo" (1975).
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 first appearance after the release of the original "Star Wars" was in a Ringo Starr special in April 1978.
Her 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.
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.
Carrie is an accomplished actress. She wrote a popular novel, "Postcards from the Edge," in 1987.
"Postcards from the Edge" later became a 1990 film with Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.
Several other films followed, such as "Drop Dead Fred" and "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997).
Carrie's second novel was "Surrender the Pink." She quickly followed it with "Delusions of Grandma" (1993).
One of Carrie's little know talents is that she is a successful script doctor. This is someone who is called in to help rewrite a script written by someone else. She often-times did not receive any screen credit for these jobs, so few people know she even does it.
For instance, she 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's talents extend to voice work. She voices Peter Griffin's boss, Angela, on "Family Guy."
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."
Filming for the new Stars Wars film took place in London, so Carrie moved there for six months.
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.
Simon wrote a song about Carrie, "Hearts and Bones."
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, Catheine Fisher Lourd, with a talent agent, Bryan Lourd.
Carrie once had a drug problem, but she got past it. Looking back, she has said that she would have foregone the role of Princess Leia had she known all the problems that it would cause both her and her parents.
Carrie is on Twitter, and her dog, Gary, is famous on Twitter, too.
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 passed away herself the next day.