Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passes away

Dec 28, 2016 17:18 IST

Carrie Fisher, known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars movie, passed away on 27 December 2016 following a cardiac arrest. She was 60. She is survived by her mother, daughter and beloved French bulldog, Gary.

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About Carrie Fisher
• Escaping Hollywood in 1973, Fisher enrolled in the Central School of Speech and Drama in London to study acting.
• In 1975, she made her film debut in the Warren Beatty-lead movie Shampoo.
• Throughout the 1990s, Fisher focused on her writing career and published Surrender the Pink and Delusions of Grandma.
• She also crafted the scripts for numerous Hollywood films like The Wedding Singer, Hook and Sister Act, etc.
• In 1990, she wrote her semi-autobiographical memoir Postcards From the Edge, which detailed her drug addiction and rehab experiences.
• In 2005, she was recognized with the Women of Vision Award by the Women in Film & Video-DC.
• She played satirical roles on shows like Sex and the City and The Big Bang Theory and played a recurring role on the British comedy Catastrophe.
• She also wrote her own autobiography titled The Princess Diarist.
• She was born as Carrie Frances Fisher in October 1956 in Beverly Hills, California.


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