“Forgotten Hollywood”- May the Force Be With Carrie Fisher…

Posted on December 27, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P here…

“`Carrie Fisher found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the initial Star Wars trilogy. In 1987, her autobiography, Postcards from the Edge, became a best-seller. It became a 1990 motion picture starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Her parents were Hollywood royalty; Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Carrie was wed to singer Paul Simon.     CARRIE FISHER (with c-3po) –>

“`She made her movie debut opposite Warren Beatty in Shampoo.  The actress co-starred in The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters, Charlie’s Angels, Austin Powersand Scream 3.  Last year, Carrie reprised her recurring part as Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Episode VIII (2017).             

“`Her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, which she’s performed across the country since 2006, was adapted into a book, made its way to Broadway in 2009, and captured for HBO in 2010. Carrie wasn’t coy about revealing details of her mental illness, drug addiction, or failed relationships. In fact, she was relentless in efforts to de-stigmatize mental health issues.

“`She co-hosted The Essentials on TCM with Robert Osborne in 2007. Harvard College gave Fisher its annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism. Her memoir, The Princess Diarist, was released in November 2016. The book is based on the diaries she kept during filming of the original Star Wars trilogy in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A new documentary, Bright Lights:  Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, will screen at the upcoming Palm Springs Film Festival; it first debuted at Cannes Film Festival in May; and was set to air on HBO in early 2017. But now, it will air on January 7th.

“`With a thriving career left in tact, Carrie Fisher was 60.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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