In Memory: Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

asd91293999912068737_675553362583783_3874657731296420745_o-676x447The headlines are aglow with news of the deaths of Carrie Fisher Dec. 27th 2016 and her mother Debbie Reynolds just one day later Dec. 28th 2016. Both were renowned actors and famous for iconic roles. However remarkably they were both incredible authors as well.
So as is fitting for my book blog…

 

Here are a couple of there works to remember them by:

“…I wrote things to get them out of feeling them, and onto paper.
So writing in a way saved me…”
carrie-fisher-035Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016)
An American actress, writer, producer, and humorist. 

 

Playing off her iconic roll as Leia, Carrie Fisher writes this intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time. Full of plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized.

 


I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.

This bestselling novel was made into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.

When we first meet the extraordinary young actress Suzanne Vale, she’s feeling like “something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting.” Suzanne is in the harrowing and hilarious throes of drug rehabilitation, trying to understand what happened to her life and how she managed to land in a “drug hospital.”

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“Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and childbirth were the two
hardest things I ever had to do in my life.”

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Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds (April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016)
An American actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian, and humanitarian


Named after her iconic role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, actress, comedienne, singer, and dancer Debbie Reynolds shares the highs and lows of her life as an actress during Hollywood’s Golden Age, anecdotes about her lifelong friendship with Elizabeth Taylor and her experiences as the foremost collector of Hollywood memorabilia, and intimate details of her marriages and family life with her children

“That’s what a writer does; they make things up and that makes for good reading.”

For a little bit more in depth and personal account of her like Debbie writes this autobiography. It tells her story of growing up in Hollywood during its golden age in the 50’s, and what it was like to share center stage with stars such as Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. She also describes her marriages with Eddie Fisher and Harry Karl.

I hope you will honor there memory
by learning
a little more about them, than what meets the eye.

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17 thoughts on “In Memory: Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

  1. Pingback: In Memory: Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds – worldtraveller70

  2. As You Log Out Of Last Year
    And Login To This New Year,
    I Wish To Send You Happy New Year Wishes Full Of Success, Prosperity, Happiness And Joy.
    May This Be A Year Of Change Unto Your Life May GOD Give You Protection And Good Health. Let Guardian Angel’s keeps your mind alert and bright. Hope the joyful Spirit keeps glowing in the your heart forever!
    Happy New Year!
    👑Blessings👑

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  3. FYI I couldn’t find The Princess Diarist anywhere on the 28th, including online unless you want to put up $400 for a signed copy, but I ordered it from Amazon anyway and it is now getting ready to ship. I expect we’ll see a bunch hit the store shelves again very soon.

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  4. Thank you for this post. I found it very sad and moving that they should “go” so close to one another. And in the case of Carrie Fisher, sadder even since she was “getting back” on her feet after years of oblivion. She was such a young woman when fame “hit” her. And she enjoyed her comeback only so briefly. Very sad indeed. Soooo. Thank you for your post.

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