Fisher, Carrie

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Name
Fisher, Carrie Gender: F
Carrie Frances Fisher
born on 21 October 1956 at 12:49 (= 12:49 PM )
Place Burbank (Los Angeles County), California, 34n11, 118w18
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 28°26' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 25°04 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 27°17'



Carrie Fisher
photo: matt klein from California, USA, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

American actress, author, playwright and noted family, the daughter of America's sweethearts, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. She barely saw her dad as her folks divorced when she was two. She spent years longing for her distant father, who was involved in his own drug and drink demons. After his memoirs came out in 1999, "Been There, Done That," both Carrie or her brother Todd gave up on dealing with their dad.

Her career began with skits at home and her mom put her in mother-daughter nightclub act at age 13, in effect, to keep her nearby when performing in Vegas and Reno. At 15, Fisher was in the chorus of "Irene." In her film debut,1975, she played a nymphet in "Shampoo." She scored a major smash hit as five foot one inch Princess Leia in "Star Wars." She later remarked that it was "the family business," and not what she would have chosen, had it not simply been there.

By her 20s, Fisher had learned to keep her life in perpetual crisis, a drug abuser from about 22 to 28. She was hanging out with the gang from "Saturday Night Live" who shared her skewed humor and drugs of choice and noted that if she did not have a sense of humor, she would not have survived. By that time she was famed as Leia, and filmed the third Star Wars while struggling with addiction. An overdose forced her into rehab at 28, where she spent five weeks before plumbing into full-time writing. "Postcards from the Edge" was published in 1987 and turned into a major film. When life closed in, Carrie would take off on impulsive travel (India, Nepal, China, the middle-East) or compulsive shopping (a $25,000 lamp on the piano, fur coats for gift items).

An actress turned best-selling author, she was hired to write the screenplay for her book. Her other books include "Surrender the Pink" and "Delusions of Grandma," 1974. Writing from the age of 11, she also went into scripts and screenwriting, working on "Hook" and "Sister Act."

She was in a drug rehabilitation center for 37 days for addiction after the breakup of her 11-month marriage to singer Paul Simon. They had met in 1978 and married in 1983. Later, they resumed a friendship that had more staying power than their marriage.

On 7/17/1992, she had a baby daughter, Billie Catherine, with her then steady beau, talent agent Bryan Lourd, in Los Angeles. They bought a house together in early 1993, but that relationship ended in an ugly breakup later that summer when he left her for another man. She kept the house, a famous Spanish-style ranch house once called home by Edith Head and Bette Davis and now filled with animals, family and activity.

In 1997, Fisher had a psychotic break, tied to her long battle with bi-polar disease and a change of med's that threw her into an allergic reaction. After ranting and hallucinating for a week, she spent a half year in outpatient recovery. Lourdes stayed by her and helped with the baby.

By 2001, Carrie is better anchored with work and friends. She is a devoted mother to Billie, but approaches dating with caution.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • child->parent relationship with Fisher, Eddie (born 10 August 1928)
  • spouse relationship with Simon, Paul (born 13 October 1941)

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1974 ("Delusions of Grandma")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1975 (Film debut in "Shampoo")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1987 ("Postcards from the Edge" later made into movie)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 17 July 1992 (Daughter Billie Catherine)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1993 (Break up with Bryan Lourd)
  • Financial : Buy/Sell Property 1993 (Purchased home)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder (Compulsive shopper and traveler)
  • Family : Childhood : Family distant (Absent father)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Mom, Debbie Reynolds and dad, Eddie Fisher)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced (Age two when folks divorced)
  • Family : Relationship : Divorce friendly (Later friends with both ex's)
  • Family : Relationship : Divorce bitter (Bryan Lourd left her for another man)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Paul Simon 11 months)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Paul Simon)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Extraordinarily nurturing (Cares for Billie)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter out of wedlock)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Age 13)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Vegas)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection

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