Carrie Fisher
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Carrie Frances Fisher (1956 - 2016)

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
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Biography

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Carrie Fisher was an actress best known for her portrayal of "Princess Leia" from the Star Wars franchise. She was also a noted comedienne and author.[1]

Carrie Frances Fisher was born October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, California to Eddie (Tisch) Fisher and Debbie (Reynolds) Fisher.[1][2] Both of her parents were entertainers, making her known as "Hollywood Royalty".[1]

Carrie was married to pop singer Paul Simon for a year. They had no children. Their time together inspired Simon's composition, "Hearts and Bones".[1]

Carrie had a long-term relationship with talent agent Brian Lourd. Together, they had one child, Billie Catherine Lourd. Billie has gone on to be an actress like her mother.[1]

Carrie started off acting at age 15 in the Broadway show, "Irene" with her mother.[1] Her next role came in the movie, "Shampoo", but Carrie's big break into the entertainment world in her own right came with her role of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy in 1977.[1] The role seemed to mirror Carrie's own life, of a beautiful but very capable young woman who just needed the occasional help from friends and family as she navigated life.[1]

Carrie continued on after her role in Star Wars to use her skills as an author, writing novels which explored the troubled life lived in the entertainment industry. Most notable was the semiautobiographical "Postcards From The Edge" which was later turned into a movie.[1]

Carrie was open about her diagnosis with bipolar disorder, even sharing her nicknames for her emotional extremes, Roy and Pam.[1] She fought depression and substances abuse in association with the disease, sharing her experiences in her creative works.[1] Carrie 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.

Carrie was a supporter and advocate for several causes, including women's issues, 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.

In 2016, Harvard College gave Carrie 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."

Carrie died December 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, following a heart attack on a flight home from London.[1] She is buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California.[3] . [1]

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Itzkoff, Dave, "Carrie Fisher, Child of Hollywood and ‘Star Wars’ Royalty, Dies at 60", New York Times, 27 Dec 2016. Accessed 12 Dec 2019
  2. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG6W-GLW : 27 November 2014), Carrie F Fisher, 21 Oct 1956; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  3. Find a Grave, database and images, memorial page for Carrie Fisher (21 Oct 1956–27 Dec 2016), Find A Grave: Memorial #174497164, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave
  • "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.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; School Name: Beverly Hills High School; Year: 1972 Ancestry Record 1265 #540882309

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10th cousin 1x thru Gallop/Gallup line
posted by Patricia (Long) Kent
14th cousins 1x removed.

Marietta Oliver

posted by Marietta Oliver
7th cousin, 3x removed through 'my' southern Maxey line.  :-) I adored Carrie's book "Postcards from the Edge" it's her story filled with the particular kind of cold-war social ethos found during the 50's through the 1970's. Her story, filled with hysterical comic moments to lighten the mood, was written much like an early Barbara Kingsolver narrative which itself is reminiscent of an earlier Flannery O'Connor but without the religious overtones.
Ninth cousin, 2x Removed (John Caldwell is the most recent common ancestor).
posted by Sylvia (Patty) Simms
Hello from the frozen north (Michigan,USA)

Using the built in relationship tool Carrie and I are 15th cousins. Thomas Glover is our 14 grandfather. this was the result of the y37 DNA test.

Mark Hough (Hough-2796)

posted by Mark Hough
Greetings,

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

Regards Michael Griffiths New Zealand

posted by Michael Griffiths
Condolences to Ms Fisher's family and friends. She was a one-off, and much loved by generations of fans. Farewell Carrie.
posted by [Living Turner]
Daughter's profile is Lourd-2

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

posted by Ron Norman

Carrie is 21 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 19 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.