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Were Debbie & Carrie Hollywood’s Greatest Couple?

The mother-daughter duo of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher seemed to embody Tinseltown’s ups and downs. Their talents were very different but complementary, writes Amy Nicholson. Read More here

‘Moonlight,’ Viola Davis, Carrie Fisher win honors from gay critics

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Assn. announced Thursday winners of its annual Dorian Film Awards. “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-nominated tale about a young black boy in Miami growing up and grappling with his sexuality, led the pack with five awards. Also recognized were Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” Viola Davis and the late Carrie Fisher. Read More: // here


If you were a kid in the late seventies, there’s a good chance that you played with an action figure of Carrie Fisher. “Star Wars” was a revelation when it came out, in 1977—it redefined our pop-cultural world, thrillingly, making us feel the way the swashbuckling John Williams title theme sounded. Girls of my generation, and the ones that followed, admired Princess Leia, and identified with her—not just because we loved her but because, like Wonder Woman among the Superfriends, she was the only girl in the gang. (Playing with the action figures, my best friend, a boy, was some combination of Luke, Han Solo, Darth, Chewy, R2-D2, and the Stormtroopers; I was Princess Leia.) Onscreen, Princess Leia was wonderful—a smart, spiky, funny heroine, vulnerable and tough at once, unfazed by her absurd braid buns, not putting up with any mishegas from Luke Skywalker or Han Solo. (“Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?” she asks Luke, when he comes to rescue her.) As a mythical space heroine, Carrie Fisher read as a real person. As a kid enchanted by all of it, you, even a non-sci-fi-loving girl, could connect to this fanciful outer-space world. Read More: // here

Remembering Carrie Fisher; Actress, Writer, and Sci-Fi Icon

It’s hard to talk about Carrie Fisher without first remembering her most iconic role: Star Wars’s Princess Leia. But the actress, who passed away today in California, was more than any one part. An enduring presence in Hollywood since childhood as the offspring of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Fisher stuck with the glitz and the glamour, surviving scandals, career setbacks, and addictions, eventually emerging as a performer who was both utterly unafraid of the opinions of others and seemingly immune to the film industry’s phoniness. Read More: // here

US actress Debbie Reynolds dies grieving for daughter Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reynolds, who starred opposite Gene Kelly in the 1952 musical Singin’ in the Rain, has died a day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

The US actress, 84, had been rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke.

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Carrie Fisher: 15 of the ‘Star Wars’ Star’s Memorable Film and TV Roles

The iconic actress, 60, died Dec. 27 after suffering a heart attack while onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles on Dec. 23. Here, THR looks back at her performances on both the big and little screen. Read More: // here

11 Non-‘Star Wars’ Roles You Probably Didn’t Know Carrie Fisher Played

From “When Harry Met Sally” to “Scream 3,” the Princess Leia actress transcended all genres. Read More: // here

Carrie Fisher Mourned by Hollywood: ‘May the Force Be With You Always’

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Carrie Fisher, Actress, Author and ‘Star Wars’ Rebel Princess, Dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, the actress and writer best known for her iconic role as Star Wars’ Princess Leia, died days after suffering a heart attack while onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was 60. Read More: // here

Debbie Reynolds: Daughter Carrie Fisher is ‘stable’

On Christmas, Debbie Reynolds shared that her daughter Carrie Fisher, who suffered a heart attack Friday, is “stable.” “Carrie is in stable condition,” said Reynolds via Twitter. “If there is a change, we will share it. For all her fans & friends. I thank you for your prayers & good wishes.” Read More: // here

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