Carrie Fisher

Carrie Frances Fisher (1956 - 2016)

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Carrie Frances Fisher
Born in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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Sister of [private brother (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half]
Wife of [private husband (1940s - unknown)]
Mother of [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
Died in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Aug 2014 | Last significant change: 21 Nov 2018
18:47: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Carrie Fisher. [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Categories: American Novelists | Actors | Comedians | This Day In History October 21 | This Day In History December 27 | Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California | California Notables.

Biography

Carrie Fisher is Notable.

Actress most well known for her portrayal as "Princess Leia" from the Star Wars films. She is also a noted comedienne and author.

  • Daughter of Eddie (Tisch) Fisher and Debbie (Reynolds) Fisher.
  • Ex-wife of pop singer Paul Simon - no children.
  • Ex-partner of talent agent Brian Lourd - one child: Billie Catherine Lourd (born July 17, 1992), who has become an actress like her mother.

Fisher was a supporter and advocate for several causes, including women's advocacy, animal rights, and LGBT causes. She was open about her experiences caring for friends who suffered from AIDS. She contributed financially to various AIDS and HIV organizations, including hosting a benefit for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

She also served as an honorary board member for the International Bipolar Foundation, and, in 2014, received the Golden Heart Award for her work with The Midnight Mission.

In 2016, Harvard College gave Fisher its Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism, noting that "her forthright activism and outspokenness about addiction, mental illness, and agnosticism have advanced public discourse on these issues with creativity and empathy."

She is buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles.[1]


Sources

  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #188849153
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KVVN-X1H : 22 May 2014), Carrie Frances Fisher, Residence, Beverly Hills, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

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Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher smile at well wishers in New York
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher smile at well wishers in New York

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On 31 Dec 2017 at 11:03 GMT Michael Griffiths wrote:

Greetings,

We are 19th cousins and are both descendants of William Bonville KG.

Regards Michael Griffiths New Zealand

On 28 Dec 2016 at 01:00 GMT Anne (Turner) Tichborne wrote:

Condolences to Ms Fisher's family and friends. She was a one-off, and much loved by generations of fans. Farewell Carrie.

On 27 Dec 2016 at 19:15 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

On 9 Jan 2016 at 18:17 GMT Ron Norman BSN, RN wrote:

Daughter's profile is Lourd-2

Should have "wikitree-notables-project@googlegroups.com" added as a manager of this profile.



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