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Carrie Fisher

Fisher at WonderCon 2009
Born Carrie Frances Fisher
October 21, 1956 (1956-10-21) (age 53)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Screenwriter, Novelist
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Paul Simon (1983-1984)
Domestic partner(s) Bryan Lourd (1991-1994)
.Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist.^ Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist.
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^ I was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California.
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^ So begins The Best Awful , author Carrie Fisher's just-released fourth novel and a sequel to her first, the actress-turned-addict odyssey Postcards from the Edge .
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.She is most famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge, and her biography Wishful Drinking.^ First up, the geek in me had to have Wishful Drinking by Princess Leia .
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^ She is most famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy.
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^ She is the author of five bestselling novels, Wishful Drinking, Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful, and Postcards from the Edge, which was made into a hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep.
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Contents

Early life

.Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.^ The legendary actress Debbie Reynolds.
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^ Eddie Fisher is a short, Jewish singer.
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^ Lets begin with her parents, legendary entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

Her paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Russia.[1] Her younger brother is Todd Fisher and her half-sisters are actresses Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher. Joely and Tricia's mother is the singer/actress Connie Stevens.
.When Carrie Fisher was two, her parents divorced, and her father married actress Elizabeth Taylor.^ Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist.
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^ So begins The Best Awful , author Carrie Fisher's just-released fourth novel and a sequel to her first, the actress-turned-addict odyssey Postcards from the Edge .
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^ Paul and I dated for six years, were married for two, divorced for one, and then we dated again.
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The following year, her mother married shoe store chain owner Harry Karl who secretly spent her life savings. .It was assumed from an early age that Carrie would go into the family show business.^ So then he says a new girl comes into the show and starts hitting on my mother's girl and I go up to the new girl and I say, "Keep your hands off my mother's girlfriend."
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^ Carrie: Go into details and show all the people why I can't eat dinner with you.
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.She began appearing with her mother in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 12. Carrie attended Beverly Hills High School, but she left to join her mother on the road.^ It is Election Day, 1968, and randy Beverly Hills hairdresser George Roundy ( Warren Beatty ) is too worried about attending to  Read More .
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^ I was in my mother's Broadway show Irene , when I'm fifteen and the rumor is that my mother's dating a girl in the show and I'm supposedly this hard as nails Las Vegas showgirl lesbian.
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^ Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, California .
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.She appeared as a debutante and singer in the hit Broadway revival Irene (1973) starring her mother.^ I was in my mother's Broadway show Irene , when I'm fifteen and the rumor is that my mother's dating a girl in the show and I'm supposedly this hard as nails Las Vegas showgirl lesbian.
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Career

1970s

Carrie Fisher with Steven Spielberg in 1978
Soon after, Fisher enrolled at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, which she attended for 18 months. .She made her film debut in the Columbia comedy Shampoo (1975) starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant and Jack Warden.^ Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (USA: reissue title (new title)) Shampoo (1975) ....
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In 1977, Fisher starred as Princess Leia Organa in George Lucas' sci-fi film Star Wars opposite Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, a part she sarcastically claims to have obtained by sleeping "with some nerd."[2]
.In May 1978, she appeared alongside John Ritter in the ABC-TV movie Leave Yesterday Behind as a horse trainer who helps Ritter's character after an accident leaves him a paraplegic.^ She appeared as Princess Leia in the 1978 made-for-TV movie, The Star Wars Holiday Special .
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^ The 'Star Wars' Christmas Special (USA: unauthorized video title) Leave Yesterday Behind (1978) (TV) ....
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They eventually fall in love after a hate/hate early relationship.
.The huge success of Star Wars made her internationally famous.^ The huge success of Star Wars made her internationally famous.
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^ She appeared as Princess Leia in the 1978 made-for-TV movie, The Star Wars Holiday Special .
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^ She is most famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy.
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.The character of Princess Leia became a merchandising triumph; there were small plastic action figures of the Princess in toy stores across the United States.^ The character of Princess Leia became a merchandising triumph; there were small plastic action figures of the Princess in toy stores across the United States.
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^ Star Wars 2007 Vintage Princess Leia (Endor) Action Figure .
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^ Carrie Fisher Action Figures, Toys, Bobble Heads, Collectibles at Entertainment Earth .
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She appeared as Princess Leia in the 1978 made-for-TV movie, The Star Wars Holiday Special.
At this time Fisher appeared with Laurence Olivier and Joanne Woodward in the TV episode Laurence Olivier Presents: Come Back, Little Sheba.
.In November 1978, Fisher was the guest host for Saturday Night Live with musical guests The Blues Brothers and special guest Don Novello as Father Guido Sarducci.^ Saturday Night Live 15 (USA: fifteenth season title) ...
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^ She clearly has a lot of anger and frustration about her father, Eddie Fisher, and d ...more I don't normally read celebrity biographies, but this one seemed different, and it was.
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.Dressed in a gold bikini, she reprised her Princess Leia character from Star Wars in "Beach Blanket Bimbo from Outer Space", a parody sketch of '60s beach party films.^ The character of Princess Leia became a merchandising triumph; there were small plastic action figures of the Princess in toy stores across the United States.
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^ She appeared as Princess Leia in the 1978 made-for-TV movie, The Star Wars Holiday Special .
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^ She is most famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy.
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Bill Murray and Gilda Radner imitated the Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello characters. .John Belushi played biker Eric Von Zipper, and Dan Aykroyd, with whom Fisher was romantically involved, portrayed Vincent Price.^ Fisher hosted the Saturday Night Live episode that included the second performance by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as their popular Blues Brothers characters.
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.Fisher appeared in the music video for Ringo Starr's cover of "You're Sixteen" as the love interest in 1978 on Ringo's TV special of that year.^ She appeared as Princess Leia in the 1978 made-for-TV movie, The Star Wars Holiday Special .
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^ Bottom line: Give it a read if you're interested.
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[3][4]

1980s

Fisher later appeared in The Blues Brothers movie in a cameo role as Joliet Jake's vengeful ex-lover, listed in the credits as "Mystery Woman." She appeared on Broadway in Censored Scenes From King Kong in 1980. That year, she appeared again as Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. .She made her third and final appearance as Leia in the series in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.^ Carrie Fisher has come a long way since her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars .
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^ The huge success of Star Wars made her internationally famous.
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^ She appeared as Princess Leia in the 1978 made-for-TV movie, The Star Wars Holiday Special .
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.After her appearance wearing a golden metal bikini, or slave girl outfit, that almost immediately rose to pop culture icon status, Fisher became a sex symbol for a short period.^ But despite having to wear a metal bikini, being chained to a giant slug (Jabba the Hutt) and often being about to die, I kept coming back for more.
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^ Star Wars Slave Leia in Metal Bikini Mini Bust .
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.She is one of the few actors or actresses to star in movies with both John and Jim Belushi, later appearing with the latter in the movie The Man with One Red Shoe.^ She appeared as Princess Leia in the 1978 made-for-TV movie, The Star Wars Holiday Special .
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^ He was in The Big Red One with Lee Marvin and that was a fairly impressive war movie.
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^ Alice Conway "George Burns Comedy Week" (1 episode, 1985)     - The Couch (1985) TV episode The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) ....
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.She also was a replacement in the Broadway production of Agnes of God (1982).^ Stage: Agnes in "Agnes of God," Broadway more Publicity Listings: .
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She appeared in the Woody Allen film Hannah and her Sisters in 1986.
.In 1987, Fisher published her first novel, Postcards from the Edge.^ She's also written several novels, including the semi-autobiographical Postcards from the Edge , which was made into a successful film, and her latest, the 'semi-official sequel,' The Best Awful There Is .
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^ So begins The Best Awful , author Carrie Fisher's just-released fourth novel and a sequel to her first, the actress-turned-addict odyssey Postcards from the Edge .
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^ In Wishful …more [close] Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of ) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir.
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The book was semi-autobiographical in the sense that she fictionalized and satirized real life events such as her drug addiction of the late 1970s.[5] .It became a bestseller, and she received the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel.^ So begins The Best Awful , author Carrie Fisher's just-released fourth novel and a sequel to her first, the actress-turned-addict odyssey Postcards from the Edge .
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In 1989 Fisher played a major supporting role in When Harry Met Sally, and in the same year she played opposite Tom Hanks as his wife in The Burbs.

1990s

.In 1990, Columbia Pictures released a movie version of Postcards from the Edge, adapted for the screen by Fisher and starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, and Dennis Quaid.^ So begins The Best Awful , author Carrie Fisher's just-released fourth novel and a sequel to her first, the actress-turned-addict odyssey Postcards from the Edge .
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.She also appeared in the movie Drop Dead Fred in 1991. In 1997, Fisher appeared as a therapist in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.^ Nancy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) (uncredited) ....
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^ Betsy Faye Sharon Drop Dead Fred (1991) ....
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During the 1990s Fisher also published the novels Surrender the Pink (1991) and Delusions of Grandma (1993).

2000s

Fisher at Star Wars Celebration IV, 2007
.In the movie Scream 3 (2000), Fisher played an actress mistaken for Carrie Fisher.^ So begins The Best Awful , author Carrie Fisher's just-released fourth novel and a sequel to her first, the actress-turned-addict odyssey Postcards from the Edge .
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^ Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist.
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^ Carrie Fisher: Favorite Movie 58 views Carrie Fisher: Travels 48 views More videos...
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Director's commentary on the Scream 3 DVD suggests that the sequence was in fact penned by Fisher herself.
.In 2001, Fisher played a nun in the Kevin Smith comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.^ Ellen Tenzer Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) ....
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.The title spoofs The Empire Strikes Back and the film, which includes Mark Hamill, satirizes many Hollywood movies, including the Star Wars series.^ Plus, you've got the new Star Wars movies now so there's a bit more distance.
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^ For instance, on the set of Star Wars , Mark Hamill was a huge fan of Alec Guinness.
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.She also co-wrote the TV comedy movie These Old Broads (2001), of which she was also co-executive producer.^ These Friends of Mine (USA: first season title)     - The Movie Show (1995) TV episode ....
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^ These Old Broads (2001) (TV) (co-executive producer) Thanks: .
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^ Surpin These Old Broads (2001) (TV) ....
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.It starred her mother, Debbie Reynolds, as well as Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Collins and Shirley MacLaine.^ My mother, Debbie Reynolds, was a movie star.
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^ Mother's helper: Cary Grant gave Carrie drugs advice at Debbie Reynolds' request .
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^ There was also my mother's closet - which I always thought of as the Church Of Latter-Day Debbie because it was the magical place that she entered as my mom and emerged as Debbie Reynolds.
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In this, Taylor's character, an agent, explains to Reynolds' character, an actress, that she was in an alcoholic blackout when she married the actress's husband, "Freddy."
.Besides acting and writing original works, Fisher was one of the top script doctors in Hollywood, working on the screenplays of other writers.^ A much sought-after "script doctor," her credits include Sister Act , Lethal Weapon 3 and the '97 Academy Awards show .
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^ The razor-sharp wit that made Fisher a highly paid Hollywood script doctor is also on display.
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^ On the other han ...more This book is based on Carrie Fisher's stand-up, about her life as a product of "Hollywood inbreeding" and then addict and mental-health patient.
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[6][7] .She has done uncredited polishes on movies starting with The Wedding Singer and Sister Act,[6] and was hired by the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, to polish scripts for his 1992 TV series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.^ Laurence Olivier Presents: Come Back, Little Sheba (UK: series title) Star Wars (1977) ....
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^ Plus, you've got the new Star Wars movies now so there's a bit more distance.
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^ Lifelong impact: Carrie with Star Wars director George Lucas and co-star Harrison Ford at a 2002 awards ceremony .
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[6] .Her expertise in this area was why she was chosen as one of the interviewers for the screenwriting documentary Dreams on Spec in 2007. Though during an interview in 2004 she said that she no longer does much script doctoring.^ I had no idea what to say to her since I couldn't stand to be one more person who said, "I saw you in Star Wars."
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^ Herself Dreams on Spec (2007) ....
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[7]
Fisher also plays Peter Griffin's boss on the animated sitcom Family Guy and appeared in a book of photographs titled Hollywood Moms (2001) for which she wrote the introduction. Fisher 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 from November 7, 2006, to January 14, 2007.[8] Her show played at the Berkeley Repertory Theater through April, 2008, [9] followed by performances in San Jose, California in July 2008, Hartford Stage in August 2008 [10] before moving on to the Arena Stage in Washington, DC in September 2008[11] and Boston[12] in October 2008. In December, 2008 Fisher published her biographical book called Wishful Drinking based on her successful play and embarked on a media tour.^ Wishful Drinking, the show, has been a runaway success.
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^ Wishful Drinking , the show, has been a runaway success.
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^ Wishful Drinking, by Carrie Fisher, is published by Simon & Schuster on December 1, price 12.99.
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.On April 2, 2009, Fisher returned to the stage with her play at the Seattle Repertory Theatre with performances through to May 9, 2009.[13] On October 4, 2009, Wishful Drinking then opened on Broadway in New York at Studio 54 and played an extended run until January 17, 2010. [14][15].^ Dec 21, 2009 Mazola1 rated it: (review of isbn 143915371X) In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher briefly reveals what it's like to be the child of Hollywood royalty and the star of an iconic motion picture.
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^ Apr 17, 2009 Christina rated it: bookshelves: biography Read in April, 2009 I met Carrie Fisher once at a party in Montecito.
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^ That's not surprising, and perhaps to be expected, since the book is adapted from Fisher's one woman stage play about her life.
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.In December 2009, Fisher's bestselling memoir Wishful Drinking earned her a nomination for a 2010 Grammy Award in the Best Spoken Word Album category.^ Dec 21, 2009 Mazola1 rated it: (review of isbn 143915371X) In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher briefly reveals what it's like to be the child of Hollywood royalty and the star of an iconic motion picture.
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^ Intimate, hilarious, and sobering, Wishful Drinking ...more Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of ) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir.
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^ Jan 01, 2009 Collin Kelley rated it: Read in December, 2008 A memoir about drug abuse, sexual compulsion and manic depression shouldn't be this funny, but in Carrie Fisher's hands it's a laugh riot.
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[16]
.In 2007 she was a full-time judge on FOX's filmmaking-competition reality TV series On the Lot.^ Herself - Judge     - 11 Cut to 10 & 10 Directors Compete (2007) TV episode ....
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^ Herself - Judge     - 12 Cut to 11 & 11 Directors Compete (2007) TV episode ....
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^ Herself - Judge       ( 6 more ) Star Wars at 30 (2007) (TV) ....
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Fisher recently joined Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne on Saturday evenings for The Essentials with informative and entertaining conversation on Hollywood's best films. .She guest-starred in the episode titled "Sex and Another City" from season 3 of Sex and the City with Sarah Jessica Parker.^ These Friends of Mine (USA: first season title)     - The Movie Show (1995) TV episode ....
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^ Saturday Night Live 25 (USA: twentiefifth season title)     - Carrie Fisher/The Blues Brothers (1978) TV episode ....
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^ S.A.T.C. (USA: promotional abbreviation)     - Sex and Another City (2000) TV episode ....
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This episode also featured Vince Vaughn, Hugh Hefner and Sam Seder in a guest role. .On October 25, 2007, Fisher guest-starred on 30 Rock for the "Rosemary's Baby" Episode 4 of Season 2 for which she received an Emmy Award nomination.^ Carrie Fisher on 30 Rock .
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^ Saturday Night Live 25 (USA: twentiefifth season title)     - Carrie Fisher/The Blues Brothers (1978) TV episode (performer: "New kid on Earth" (uncredited)) Miscellaneous Crew: .
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^ Herself - Judge       ( 6 more ) Star Wars at 30 (2007) (TV) ....
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She starred as Rosemary Howard. .Her last line in the show was a spoof from Star Wars: "Help me Liz Lemon, You're my only hope!". On April 28, 2008, she was a guest on Deal or No Deal.^ Will you be attending Star Wars Celebration 5 in 2010?
  • TheForce.Net - Latest News - Happy Birthday Carrie Fisher 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.theforce.net [Source type: General]
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^ Bottom line: Give it a read if you're interested.
  • Wishful Drinking (Hardcover) by Carrie Fisher - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ Plus, you've got the new Star Wars movies now so there's a bit more distance.
  • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

Personal life

.Fisher was briefly engaged to the actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd, who proposed on the set of their film The Blues Brothers in 1980. She has stated: "We had rings, we got blood tests, the whole shot.^ Views 0 Comments Likes: 0 Dan Aykroyd shares an anecdote from the filming of Blues Brothers .
  • Carrie Fisher | SPIKE 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Was once engaged to Dan Aykroyd .
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^ Bob Newhart Comedian-actor Dan Balz Political correspondent CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS .
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Carrie Fisher . May 7, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

But then I got back together with Paul Simon."[17]
.Fisher dated musician Paul Simon from 1977 until 1983, then was married to him from August 1983 to July 1984, and they dated again for a time after their divorce.^ Herself (1 episode, 1977)     - Episode dated 27 July 1977 (1977) TV episode ....
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During their marriage, she appeared in Simon's music video for the track "Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War." She is referenced in many of Simon's songs, including "Hearts and Bones," "Graceland," "She Moves On" and "Allergies."
Subsequently, she had a relationship with Creative Artists Agency principal and casting agent Bryan Lourd. They had one child together, Billie Catherine Lourd (born July 17, 1992). .The couple's relationship ended when Lourd left her for a man.^ But then Lourd left her — not for another woman, but for another man.
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^ The couple's marriage ended when Lourd left her for a man.
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^ The couple's relationship ended when Lourd left her for a man.
  • Carrie Fisher biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (actress: Star Wars) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

Though Fisher has described Lourd as her second husband in interviews, according to a 2004 profile of the actress and writer, she and Lourd were never legally married.[18]
Fisher also had a close relationship with James Blunt. While working on his album Back to Bedlam in 2003, Blunt spent much of his time at Fisher's residence. Vanity Fair's George Wayne wanted Fisher to explain if their relationship was sexual. Fisher dismissed the suggestion: "Absolutely not, but I did become his therapist. He was a soldier. This boy has seen awful stuff. Every time James hears fireworks or anything like that, his heart beats faster, and he gets 'fight or flight.' .You know, he comes from a long line of soldiers dating back to the 10th century.^ It's the long-awaited follow-up to her best-seller 'Postcards From the Edge,' but you know that.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Carrie Fisher . May 7, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I felt I should be able to come up with some thing more normal, you know?
  • Wishful Drinking (Hardcover) by Carrie Fisher - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ Tavis: She wasn't in the book, but come on, Carrie, you know...
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Carrie Fisher . May 7, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

He would tell me these horrible stories. He was a captain, a reconnaissance soldier. I became James’s therapist. So it would have been unethical to sleep with my patient."[19]
In 2005, R. Gregory Stevens, a Republican operative and advisor, was found dead in Fisher's house due to an overdose of OxyContin compounded by obstructive sleep apnea..[20] In an interview, Fisher claimed that Stevens' ghost haunted her mansion. Fisher was unsettled by this: "I was a nut for a year," she explained, "and in that year I took drugs again."[21]
.In an interview on public radio in 2005, Fisher joked that she was afraid if she ever became senile she might begin to slip back into her Princess Leia character.^ Carrie Fisher has come a long way since her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars .
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Carrie Fisher . May 7, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Princess Leia "Magacine"     - Episode dated 21 October 2005 (2005) TV episode ....
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^ The Museum of Television & Radio Presents: Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown "Clive Anderson Talks Back" ....
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.Fisher has publicly discussed her problems with drugs, her battles with bipolar disorder, and overcoming an addiction to prescription medication, most notably on ABC's 20/20 and The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive with Stephen Fry for the BBC.^ And she’s a recovering alcoholic/drug addict with bipolar disorder and a lavishly messed-up family.
  • Wishful Drinking (Hardcover) by Carrie Fisher - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ It was also a brutally honest look at Fisher's battle with alcoholism, drug addi ...more I bought this book while I was away and had forgotten the book I'm currently reading.
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^ When discussing her mood swings, she explains that she named her manic side Roy and her depressed side Pam (which stands for "piss and moan").
  • Wishful Drinking (Hardcover) by Carrie Fisher - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

.She discussed her new memoir Wishful Drinking and various topics in it with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today on December 10, 2008.[22] This interview was followed by a similar appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on December 12, 2008 where she discussed her successful electroshock therapy treatments.^ Carrie Fisher is currently starring on Broadway in her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking , based on her bestselling book.
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[23] Fisher spoke about Wishful Drinking on NPR's Talk of the Nation on December 16, 2008.[24] She also spoke about her life and troubles on the NPR quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! on January 31, 2009.
Fisher has described herself as an "enthusiastic agnostic who would be happy to be shown that there is a God."[25] She was raised Protestant,[26] but often attends Jewish services, the faith of her father.[27]

Filmography

Television work

Bibliography

Novels
Non-fiction
Screenplays
Plays
  • Wishful Drinking, 2006
  • Wishful Drinking,[28] 2008
  • A Spy in the House of Me, 2008

References

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  2. ^ Wayne, George (November 2006). "The Princess Diaries". Vanity Fair. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2006/11/wayne_carriefisher200611?currentPage=2. "I would be remiss if I didn’t ask how you ended up in Star Wars. I slept with some nerd. I hope it was George. You weren’t sure? No … I took too many drugs to remember" 
  3. ^ February 28, 2007 (2007-02-28). "You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76O6tuJPe3w. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  4. ^ "The Official Ringo Starr Site". Ringostarr.com. http://www.ringostarr.com/biography.php. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  5. ^ Copyright page states the book was originally published in hardcover in 1987.
  6. ^ a b c Carrie Fisher Biography Yahoo Movies. Retrieved on 12 December 2008
  7. ^ a b Interview with Josh Horowitz The Inner View - Carrie Fisher. MoviePoopShoot, February 27, 2004. Retrieved on 12 December 2008
  8. ^ Waxman, Sharon (2006-11-15). "Comedic Postscripts From the Edge". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/15/theater/15fish.html?th&emc=th. Retrieved 2007-03-14. 
  9. ^ "Berkeley Repertory Theatre". Berkeleyrep.org. 2008-04-12. http://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/0708/2121.asp. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  10. ^ Carrie Fisher Stars in Wishful Drinking at Hartford Stage Hartford Stage : Media. Retrieved on 12 December 2008
  11. ^ Wishful Drinking listingarenastage.org. Retrieved July 12, 2009.
  12. ^ "Boston Globe". Boston.com. 2008-10-05. http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2008/10/04/im_pretty_sane_about_my_insanity/?page=1. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  13. ^ Wishful Drinking listingseattlerep.org
  14. ^ Brantley, Ben (2009-10-05). "Just Me and My Celebrity Shadows". The New York Times. http://theater2.nytimes.com/2009/10/05/theater/reviews/05brantley.html. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  15. ^ BroadwayWorld Newsdesk (2009-12-17). "Debbie Reynolds Joins Daughter Carrie Fisher On Stage in WISHFUL DRINKING". Broadwayworld.com. http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Debbie_Reynolds_Joins_Daughter_Carrie_Fisher_On_Stage_in_WISHFUL_DRINKING_20091217. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  16. ^ Grammy (2009-12-03). "52nd Grammy Awards Nominees". Grammy.com. http://www.grammy.com/nominees?category=161. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  17. ^ Knight Jr., Richard. "CELEBRITY INTERVIEW: Carrie Fisher's razorlike wit dissects her various realities." Chicago Tribune, December 19, 2008.
  18. ^ Avins, Mimi (January 25, 2004). "Carrie Fisher takes reality for a spin". Los Angeles Times,. http://articles.latimes.com/2004/jan/25/entertainment/ca-avins25. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  19. ^ "The Princess Diaries | Culture". Vanity Fair. 2009-10-20. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2006/11/wayne_carriefisher200611?currentPage=2. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  20. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/26/arts/01mcdo.html
  21. ^ Q&A by George Wayne (2009-10-20). "The Princess Diaries | Culture". Vanity Fair. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2006/11/wayne_carriefisher200611?currentPage=1. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  22. ^ 9:49 a.m. ET (2009-09-29). "NBC Today Show Interview - Dec 10, 2008". MSNBC. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28143534. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  23. ^ "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Carrie Fisher/Julie Benz". TV.com. http://www.tv.com/the-late-late-show-with-craig-ferguson/carrie-fisher-julie-benz/episode/1243218/summary.html?tag=ep_list;title;5. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  24. ^ Fisher, Carrie (2008-12-16). "'Wishful Drinking' With Carrie Fisher". NPR. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98339223. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  25. ^ "spirituality: page 2". Talentdevelop.com. http://talentdevelop.com/spirituality2.html. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  26. ^ "Q & A Hollywood Times Three Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher discuss Hollywood families, not-so-fictional novels-and baby Billie's there to chaperone". Articles.latimes.com. 1994-04-24. http://articles.latimes.com/1994-04-24/entertainment/ca-49820_1_debbie-reynolds?pg=1. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  27. ^ "j. - Been there, drank that: Carrie Fisher’s solo play swills it all". Jewishsf.com. 2008-01-31. http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/34509/format/html/displaystory.html. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
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.Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist.^ Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist.
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^ October 21, 1956 .
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^ I was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California.
  • Carrie Fisher – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

.She is the daughter of Eddie Fisher.^ The daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, Carrie Fisher became a cinematic icon at 19, when she played Princess Leia in Star Wars.
  • Being Carrie Fisher - Diablo Magazine - February 2008 - East Bay - California 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.diablomag.com [Source type: General]

^ Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, became an icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy.
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  • Carrie Fisher – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster Canada 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC authors.simonandschuster.ca [Source type: General]

^ As the daughter of the eccentric Debbie Reynolds – of Singing in the Rain fame – and singer Eddie Fisher, she grew up in a Hollywood family under great public scrutiny.
  • Steven « Do You Read Me? The American Book Center Blog 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abc.nl [Source type: General]

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  • Instant gratification takes too long.^ I enjoyed Fisher's comments, such as -- "Instant gratification takes too long."
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    .
    • Postcards from the Edge
  • "That's the way it works in movies," said Suzanne.^ She dealt with the former addiction in a book called ``Postcards From the Edge,'' which was turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep.
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    ^ Her writing is less tight than in her previous works, the most famous one being the semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge .
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    ^ Which reminded me why I had such a hard time making it even half way through "Postcards from the Edge".
    • Wishful Drinking (Hardcover) by Carrie Fisher - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    "Something happens that has an impact on someone's life, and based on that impact, his life shifts course. Well, that's not how it happens in life. .Something has an impact on you, and then your life stays the same, and you think, 'Well, what about the impact?'^ You can stay, if she sleeps in your closet.
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Carrie Fisher . May 7, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You know, everything you want your dad to write about."
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    ^ If you don't, at least you haven't wasted that much time out of your life.
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    .You have epiphanies all the time.^ Do you find yourself editing in your head?  Like there's a red pencil going all the time.
    • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They have these celebrations all the time, you know.
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Carrie Fisher . May 7, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Carrie: It's lovely, because there's a hill between us, and we both have--I have bursitis, you have arthritis, so we don't see each other all the time.
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Carrie Fisher . May 7, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They just don't have any effect."^ Star wars and sex just don't go togehter man, they just don't.
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    • Postcards from the Edge
  • I love what speed and coke do to my weight. It's unnatural, I know. I could just exercise.... .
    • Postcards from the Edge
  • When someone told her "You're the only girl who I know who compliments herself" she replied "I think it's sweet that I do it, though"
    • Reported by her in an interview on NPR's Day to Day
  • Mostly, you write a script and someone’s gonna rewrite you.^ By the way, this story is being told to me as I'm having a facial, and the guy doesn't know I'm the hard as nails girl.
    • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you're in the know, please send us info on your latest celebrity sightings or upcoming celebrity events.
    • Carrie Underwood talks boyfriend Mike Fisher with Regis and Kelly | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I mean, I know he looked awful but when you know someone you think of them in a continuity.  I just factored Julian from all along into the Julian I was looking at and in that way he didn't look that sick, but of course, he was dying.  He was in denial about it, so I went with his thing.
    • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They get hundreds of—not hundred but they get ten writers to write something.^ CF: A lot of times when they write something for a celebrity and they dont like it, youre sent as kind of the emissary.

    ^ Debbie: Well, they had to make it a hit, so they had to write something up.
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    .If you have a big budget, you can go and get a lot of people to write on script ....^ What you go after is the big hug of it.
    • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was a lot of old people in the audience and Meryl said, "Who's going to come here when they all die?
    • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even now, many years later, people are still asking me if I knew Star Wars was going to be that big a hit.
    • Dad ran off with Liz Taylor, Cary Grant lectured me about drugs, George Lucas ruined my life: The extraordinary autobiography of CARRIE FISHER | Mail Online 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .I just actually heard that somebody said, 'Well, your screenplay got bought and now someone like Carrie Fisher will come in and rewrite you.'^ So now, on to the Carrie Fisher story.
    • Carrie Fisher S.O.S 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So begins The Best Awful , author Carrie Fisher's just-released fourth novel and a sequel to her first, the actress-turned-addict odyssey Postcards from the Edge .
    • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Plus, due to my ignorance of all things blog, I've realised that I've named it Carrie Fisher...just to clear up any confusion i am not Carrie Fisher.
    • Carrie Fisher S.O.S 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And I feel terrible, you know, because that’s not what I mean to do.^ I'm so passionate about some things i feel my heart would burst, but how do you let people know that?
    • Carrie Fisher S.O.S 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You kind of get the feeling that she is grateful to be a part of something so iconic, but that she also knows that the product, on many levels, sort of sucked.
    • Wishful Drinking (Hardcover) by Carrie Fisher - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ To women because they can leave.  You know, you throw out your old wife that's going through menopause and you get some new young one.
    • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

    .My idea was never to raid something and trash it, you know.^ So you know what a good idea would be?
    • Dad ran off with Liz Taylor, Cary Grant lectured me about drugs, George Lucas ruined my life: The extraordinary autobiography of CARRIE FISHER | Mail Online 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ You kind of get the feeling that she is grateful to be a part of something so iconic, but that she also knows tha ...more I read this one in under an hour, and it was probably the perfect length for this book.
    • Wishful Drinking (Hardcover) by Carrie Fisher - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think she just thought, you know, my womb was free and we're family.
    • Dad ran off with Liz Taylor, Cary Grant lectured me about drugs, George Lucas ruined my life: The extraordinary autobiography of CARRIE FISHER | Mail Online 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • FARK.com: (4037372) Carrie Fisher dishes dirt: "Dad ran off with Liz Taylor, Cary Grant lectured me about drugs and George Lucas ruined my life" 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ‘Cause that – that’s more work for me! .
  • I have gone to the set and you’re kind of around in this—it’s kind of combat writing when you do rewriting and stuff, and I feel like it’s a kind of ambulance chasing.^ Any kind of betrayal--or if feels like a betrayal--is painful.
    • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And then there was a soap with the slogan: 'Lather up with Leia and you'll feel like a Princess yourself.'
    • Dad ran off with Liz Taylor, Cary Grant lectured me about drugs, George Lucas ruined my life: The extraordinary autobiography of CARRIE FISHER | Mail Online 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Did a part of you feel like, "I can't believe I've sunk this low?"
    • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Recently, I did this kind of a (laughing) where you go, “Oh, my God, it’s bleeding from the second act.^ 'Oh my God,' people would say to her, 'I loved you in Molly Brown.'
    • Dad ran off with Liz Taylor, Cary Grant lectured me about drugs, George Lucas ruined my life: The extraordinary autobiography of CARRIE FISHER | Mail Online 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ My ex-husband.  I swear to God, he had a little doll of me and he'd put a pin in it.  I found it in his drawer I promise you.  He was made at me at the time.
    • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So she says to me, 'I'm going to push you in my pool.'
    • The Monday interview: Carrie Fisher | Film | The Guardian 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    Quick! Quick! Give me a suture! No, give me the paddles! This is the third act that’s having a heart attack!! The star is coming. The star is coming. And it's this incredibly intense process!”
  • I slept with some nerd. I hope it was George. .I took too many drugs to remember
    • In a Vanity Fair interview when asked how she got the part in Star Wars[1]
  • I Googled myself without lubricant.^ When I accidentally took a drug overdose, I frightened myself and threw myself into 12-step group recovery.
    • Dad ran off with Liz Taylor, Cary Grant lectured me about drugs, George Lucas ruined my life: The extraordinary autobiography of CARRIE FISHER | Mail Online 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ With Star Wars and her success as an author came much loss -- drug addiction, bi-polar disorder, divorce, miscarriage and visiting death.
    • Posts tagged Carrie fisher at Cinematical 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How much money did Carrie Fisher make from the original Star Wars Trilogy The amount Fisher made from the original Star Wars Trilogy is not known.
    • Carrie Fisher - Ask.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    I don't recommend it.
    • on the David Letterman show [1]

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  • As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don't.
  • I don't want life to imitate art.^ If you don't, at least you haven't wasted that much time out of your life.
    • Wishful Drinking (Hardcover) by Carrie Fisher - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And why would you want to hang out with horrible people for any more time than is absolutely necessary?
    • Posts tagged Carrie fisher at Cinematical 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "You may come to work feeling horrible—'Oh my God, I don't want to perform today.'
    • Custom-Designed Dressing Rooms of Carrie Fisher and other Broadway stars - WSJ.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    .I want life to be art.
  • I think of my body as a side effect of my mind.^ So basically I'm a bouncer, in effect, for my mother's sex life.
    • CARRIE FISHER | DennisHensley.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dennishensley.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I mean, if I can get through these areas of my life that were very challenging, then I think a lot of people will think that they can, too.''
    • Carrie Fisher turns painful life into one-woman show ‘Wishful Drinking’ - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.patriotledger.com [Source type: General]

    Like a thought I had once that manifested itself — Oops! Oh no! Manifested. Look at this. .Now we have to buy clothes and everything.
  • I want to find myself before somebody bigger does.
  • I'm having my DNA fumigated.^ But after I read it, I wanted to get my DNA fumigated.
    • Dad ran off with Liz Taylor, Cary Grant lectured me about drugs, George Lucas ruined my life: The extraordinary autobiography of CARRIE FISHER | Mail Online 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Somebody came up to the two of us a few months ago and I pointed to myself and said, before and then I pointed to her and said, after.

    ^ All things considered, having experienced everything that she has in her life, she not only is in pretty good shape, but in my opinion, also has a great outlook.
    • Wishful Drinking (Hardcover) by Carrie Fisher - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

  • Maturity: A stoic response to endless reality.
  • You can't find any true closeness in Hollywood because everybody does the fake closeness so well.

References

Reference from Carrie Fisher's written script of her one-woman-show / performance "Wishful Drinking"

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