Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, became an icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her star-studded career included roles in numerous films such as The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally. She was the author of six bestselling books, most recently The Princess Diarist.
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Featured Article: Breakthrough—Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher was born to famous parents, grew up in the wake of an infamous Hollywood scandal, and starred in what would become the most famous movie franchise in the world when she was 19 years old. But by her death in 2016, she was just as renowned for her candor in speaking about her struggles with drug addiction, depression, and other mental illnesses in her various celebrity memoirs, all with her trademark sense of humor. She was sick and she got help, over and over again, and she cracked jokes in between. If she could inspire us in any way, it’s in how to face our own struggles, day after day.

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