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R.I.P. Carrie Fisher

Actress and author Carrie Fisher, best known to the world as Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan (later General Leia Organa), the character she played in four Star Wars movies, has died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center three days after suffering a massive heart attack. Her other movies (she has 90 acting credits at IMDb) include Shampoo, Hannah and Her Sisters, and When Harry Met Sally. She also wrote screenplays and repaired existing screenplays without credit. Fisher was the author of several books, including Postcards From the Edge, Surrender the Pink, and her autobiography The Princess Diarist.

Fisher was also known for a family of prominent relatives. Her parents were Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, she was married to Paul Simon, and her only child is Scream Queens actress Billie Lourd. On her website, Fisher described herself as "actor author mental health advocate." Fisher was 60 years old.   

Fisher told a story in her book Wishful Drinking that led to the quote she wanted in her obituary:

“Anyway, George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, 'You can't wear a bra under that dress.'

So, I say, 'Okay, I'll bite. Why?'

And he says, 'Because... there's no underwear in space.'

I promise you this is true, and he says it with such conviction too! Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn't see any bras or panties or briefs anywhere.
Now, George came to my show when it was in Berkeley. He came backstage and explained why you can't wear your brassiere in other galaxies, and I have a sense you will be going to outer space very soon, so here's why you cannot wear your brassiere, per George. So, what happens is you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn't- so you get strangled by your own bra. Now I think that this would make a fantastic obit- so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”

Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking


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Don't know who created that iconic hairdo. After the original Star Wars movie, my older daughter had MrsO do her hair up like that. Wish I had taken a photo.
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