Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956, in Beverly Hills, California, and died on December 27, 2016.
She was an American actress, writer, producer, and humorist.
Fisher was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.
She was best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series.
Fisher’s other film roles included Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The ‘Burbs (1989), and When Harry Met Sally… (1989).
She was also known for her semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge and the screenplay for the film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and its nonfiction book, Wishful Drinking, based on the show.
Fisher additionally served as a script doctor, working on other writers’ screenplays.
She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher (1928–2010) and actress Debbie Reynolds (1932–).
Fisher’s paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants.
During her later years, Fisher earned praise for speaking publicly about her experiences with bipolar disorder and drug addiction.
She died four days after going into cardiac arrest near the end of a transatlantic flight.
Carrie Fisher passed away at 60 years old.