Carrie Frances Fisher was born October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, California to Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (Singin’ In The Rain). Carrie started her career at the age of 15 as a debutante and singer in the Broadway revival Irene (1973), which starred her mother, and distracted her from her studies, causing Carrie to never graduate high school. She also left her studies at college due to Star Wars, and never graduated there either.
When she was 21 years old, Star Wars was released, throwing her into stardom. Fishers character, Princess Leia, appeared in episodes IV, V, VI, VII, Rogue One, and Fisher completed her filming for VIII, but passed before it was released.
In 1987, Fisher published her first novel, Postcards from the Edge, a semi-autobiographical book of fictionalized accounts of her life. She wrote the introduction of a book of photographs titled Hollywood Moms (2001). She also wrote and performed in her one-woman play Wishful Drinking. Following she wrote an autobiographical book of the same name about her play.
Fisher was also one of the top script doctors in Hollywood, someone hired to polish up the screenplays of other writers, including George Lucas.
Fisher was nominated for 9 awards, including Primetime Emmy and BAFTA, and won the President’s Award in 1990.
Fisher voiced Peter Griffin’s boss, Angela, on Family Guy. She also played Princess Leia and Mon Mothma in the Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II. In the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens she played Princess Leia, and in the video game Dishonored she did the voice work or the street speakers.
On December 23, 2013 Fisher got a heart attack on a flight from London to L.A. and was put in the intensive care unit. On Christmas Day, it was reported she was in a stable condition, but two days later, on December 27, she died at the age of 60.
She is survived by her brother Todd, two half sisters, Joely and Tricia, as well as her mother Debbie Reynolds, who is still alive at 84 (Edit: Debbie Reynolds passed away the next day). Carrie only had one husband, singer Paul Simon, from 1983-84. However, when she was with talent agent Bryan Lourd, they had a child Billie Lourd, both of which are still alive. In fact, Billie was in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Our condolences to all involved.
We’ll miss you Carrie.
May The Force Be With You.