The legend of the big screen, Carrie Fisher in a very entertaining chat. She mentions her mother too briefly. A life well lived.
Carrie Fisher chats with Craig Ferguson on the 20th May 2011.
Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, writer, producer, and humorist. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Fisher was known for the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series (original trilogy 1977-1983). Her other film roles included Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The 'Burbs (1989), and When Harry Met Sally… (1989).
Fisher wrote several semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge, the screenplay for the film of the book, an autobiographical one-woman play, and a non-fiction book, Wishful Drinking, based on the play. She worked on other writers' screenplays as a script doctor. In later years, she earned praise for speaking publicly about her experiences with bipolar disorder and drug addiction.
Fisher and her mother are featured in Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds a 2016 documentary about their extremely close relationship. It premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival but has not yet aired on HBO; the company will decide soon as to an appropriate air date.
Fisher died at the age of 60 on December 27, 2016, four days after experiencing a medical emergency near the end of a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles. Debbie Reynolds died the next day from a massive stroke."
On December 23, 2016, Fisher was on a United Airlines flight from London following the European leg of her book tour when she experienced a medical emergency fifteen minutes before the plane landed at Los Angeles International Airport. A passenger seated near Fisher reported that she had stopped breathing; another passenger performed CPR on Fisher until paramedics arrived at the scene. Emergency services in Los Angeles were contacted when the flight crew reported a passenger in distress prior to landing. After being taken by ambulance to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Fisher was placed on a ventilator.
Following four days of hospitalization in intensive care at UCLA Medical Center, Fisher died there on December 27, 2016, at 8:55 a.m. (PST). Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed her mother's death in a statement to the press. News of Fisher's death spread quickly online where fans from around the world responded with tributes and condolences. Many of her costars and directors from Star Wars and other works also shared their thoughts on Fisher's death.
At the time of her death, Fisher was survived by her mother Debbie Reynolds, daughter Billie Lourd, brother Todd Fisher, their half-sisters Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher, and her support dog Gary. Reynolds died the following day after being rushed to the hospital from her son's Beverly Hills home, where they were meeting to plan Fisher's funeral. Todd Fisher said his mother had suffered a stroke, and told the Associated Press that his mother said "I want to be with Carrie" shortly before her death.
In her book, Wishful Drinking, Fisher wrote about her hoped-for, eventual obituary: "I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra." Several obituaries and retrospectives featured the quote.
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