Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher, 1956-2016

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia from one of the movies in the Star Wars trilogy

Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies and was the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, has died at 60 days after suffering a masive heart attack.

Carrie did a piece on her mother when Debbie Reynolds was Star of the Month on TCM, but I had a dickens of a time finding it since TCM's Media Room is screwed up -- every time I try to click on the second page of hits, instead of going to the next page it goes to the top of the first page. However, somebody seems to have posted it to Youtube:

While looking for that piece, I also found an interview Fisher did in the mid-1980s that may be of interest:

I don't know if TCM has updated its TCM Remembers piece for 2016 the way they did with Zsa Zsa Gabor. Of all the people they might have been expecting to die, I'm sure she was rather far down the list.

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