The 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 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.”
“Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and childbirth were the two
hardest things I ever had to do in my life.”
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
a little more about them, than what meets the eye.