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Carrie Fisher

Born: 10/21/1956
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California

Daughter of entertainers Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds , and one of the most visible actresses in her generation for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars (1977) and its sequels. Despite bouts with drug addiction and depression, Fisher has followed her early success with solid work in front of and behind the camera. She adapted her own novel, Postcards from the Edge (1990), into a fine movie starring Meryl Streep, and has also played the role of script doctor on many major releases, including Outbreak (1995) and The Wedding Singer (1998).

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