Carrie Fisher will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 4, honoring one of the Star Wars franchise’s most adored characters.
Fisher, who died in 2016, will be honored with “Star Wars” co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill on Thursday at the Hollywood tourist attraction that honors celebrities from the film, television, music, and other entertainment industries. The stars of the trilogy may all be seen around the 6,800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near where the original picture premiered in 1977.
Here’s all you need to know about Carrie Fisher:
Carrie Fisher net worth:
Fisher rose to prominence as Princess Leia in the first Star Wars film, and she has since achieved ongoing success as an actor and writer. She accumulated enormous riches along the way, and her estate is estimated to be worth $25 million.
Carrie Fisher age:
Carrie Frances Fisher was born at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, on October 21, 1956, to actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher. She passed away on December 27, 2016. She was 60 years old.
Carrie Fisher relationship:
During the production of Star Wars in 1976, Fisher and Harrison Ford had a three-month affair.
Fisher met musician Paul Simon while filming Star Wars, and the two dated from 1977 to 1983.
She was briefly engaged to Canadian actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd, who proposed to her on the set of their film The Blues Brothers in 1980. Fisher was married to Simon from August 1983 to July 1984, and they dated again following their divorce. Fisher afterwards began dating Creative Artists Agency principal and talent agent Bryan Lourd. Billie Lourd, their sole child, was born in 1992. Fisher was close to English singer-songwriter James Blunt.
Carrie Fisher career:
When Fisher made her stage debut in the Broadway production of the 1919 musical Irene in 1973, it marked the beginning of her acting career. Her acting career began in 1975’s social comedy Shampoo.When Fisher made her stage debut in the Broadway production of the 1919 musical Irene in 1973, it marked the beginning of her acting career. Her acting career began in 1975’s social comedy Shampoo. She was given the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars (1977; subsequently retitled Star Wars: A New Hope) two years later.
The movie was a hit, and Fisher rose to fame. In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), she once more played the role. She also made an appearance in the posthumously released 2017 film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. She also appeared in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) in archival footage. The Blues Brothers (1980), The Man with One Red Shoe (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), and When Harry Met Sally… (1989) were some of Fisher’s other motion pictures.
Carrie Fisher family:
Eddie Fisher, a singer, and Debbie Reynolds, an actress, had Fisher. While Fisher’s mother, who was brought up a Nazarene, was of Scottish-Irish and English ancestry, her paternal grandparents were immigrants of Russian and Jewish heritage.
Billie Lourd, an actress, was born to Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd.