Carrie Fisher

Date of Death: December 27, 2016 (60)

Birth Place: Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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Carrie Fisher was a beloved cultural icon, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, a role which she most recently reprised in the record-breaking box office hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015.

Her autobiographical one-woman Broadway show, Wishful Drinking debuted in 2006 at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse with Joshua Ravetch directing. It went on to enjoy a successful Broadway run and toured in additional cities. In 2010, HBO filmed a feature-length documentary of the stage play. She later released a non-fiction book of the same name based on the show.

In addition to WISHFUL DRINKING, Fisher appeared on Broadway in the role of Agnes in 1982's AGNES OF GOD. Other Broadway credits include 1980's CENSORED SCENES FROM KING KONG, and 1973's musical comedy IRENE.

Fisher was also known for her semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge, and the screenplay for the film of the same name. Her other film roles included Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The 'Burbs (1989), and When Harry Met Sally (1989).

Her TV credits included hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live in 1978, and guest appearances in such shows as 30 Rock (Emmy nomination), Family Guy and Catastrophe.

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Original Broadway Production, 2009

Original Broadway Production, 1982
Agnes [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1980

Broadway Revival, 1973
Ensemble/Other Roles



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STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE IN CONCERT Comes to Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Next Week

Join the FILMharmonic Orchestra for a live-to-film performance of Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert! Performances are on February 15th and 16th, 2024, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Corey Taylor Announces CMF2 2024 North American Tour

Corey Taylor is back for another North American tour in support of his acclaimed new solo studio album, CMF2. The 20-date headline tour, produced by Live Nation, kicks off in Canada with shows in Toronto and Montreal followed by stops in New York City, Philadelphia, Grand Rapids, Atlanta, and Charlotte, to name a few.

Photos: Adele, Ariana DeBose & More Attend The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Gala

This morning, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) hosted its annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, honoring singer-songwriter Adele and actor, producer and activist Kerry Washington for their contributions and impact within the industry. Check out photos from the event now!

Helen Mirren to Present Adele with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter Women In Entertainment Gala

Helen Mirren presents Sherry Lansing Leadership Award to Adele at The Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Gala. Will Ferrell to open the event.

Handsome Brad and Cherry Pitz to Present Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's 11th Annual Tribute to The STAR WARS Holiday Special

It is time for the Hotsy Totsy Star Wars Holiday Special tribute!  We have been doing so for 11 years, each time with a brand new script, but with the same odd and troubling clips. 

How Often Have Parents and Children Appeared in the Same Broadway Show?

This time, the reader question was: Have parents and children appeared in the same Broadway show together, before Danny DeVito and Lucy DeVito in I Need That?

Feature: Debbie Reynolds Exhibition in Las Vegas City Hall Celebrates Her Life and Career

Debbie Reynolds is an iconic star who influenced the movies, Broadway, and Las Vegas. The Persona. The Person: Debbie Reynolds in Las Vegas celebrates her time in the glitz and glamour of the neon capital. The Neon Museum has curated and opened this exhibit to the public inside City Hall’s Grand Gallery through Oct. 26.

BBC to Run Extensive Shakespeare Season to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of First Folio

The BBC is celebrating this extraordinary anniversary with an ambitious season of content across TV, Radio, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sounds exploring why, 400 years on, Shakespeare's relevance and influence is as strong as ever. A wealth of programming featuring major actors and leading experts, including new documentaries, performance, music, drama, comedy, news coverage and the best of the BBC archive, as well as special items on flagship BBC shows, will celebrate the man, his world and his timeless writing.

Sarasota Orchestra Performs STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE IN CONCERT in October

Sarasota Orchestra will present Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert featuring a screening of the complete film with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to film. The concert will be led by conductor Susie Seiter. Learn more about the concert and find out how to get tickets here!

Sisters Act Up And Over The Top In Lively Production of SISTER ACT at Toby's In Columbia

SISTER ACT at Toby's in Columbia is a delightfully energetic show that is woman-driven and relationship-positive. Songwriter Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater (of Disney fame) create numbers specifically for theatrical production of the movie-inspired script. Ear-pleasing harmonies abound in an extravaganza of song, dance and sisterhood.

Free Debbie Reynolds Exhibition From The Neon Museum Now Open in Las Vegas' City Hall

In partnership with Reynolds’ son Todd Fisher and the Debbie Reynolds Estate, this is the first exhibition The Neon Museum has curated. The display honors Reynolds’ Las Vegas legacy from 1962-2014 spanning her time performing at the Riviera, Desert Inn and South Point to owning the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel.

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Is Coming To The Fisher Theatre in December

As artists, industry and fans celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop around the globe, The Hip Hop Nutcracker has announced its 2023 tour to more than 25 U.S. cities including Detroit’s Fisher Theatre for ONE SHOW ONLY on Saturday, December 9.

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Will Return on National Tour to More Than 25 Cities

A holiday dance mash-up for the whole family during hip hop's 50th year! As artists, industry and fans celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop around the globe today, The Hip Hop Nutcracker announced its 2023 tour to more than 25 U.S. cities.

Review Roundup: LET'S CALL HER PATTY Opens Starring Rhea Perlman, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer & Arielle Goldman

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 is presenting the world premiere production of LET’S CALL HER PATTY, a new play by Zarina Shea, directed by Margot Bordelon, for six weeks only through Sunday, August 27 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Read reviews for the production.

Sara Toby Moore to Star in ATOMIC COMIC at Z Space Beginning Next Month

ATOMIC COMIC - A Human Cartoon Fantasia, written by and starring Sara Toby Moore will be performed beginning Friday, June 30, 2023, with an opening night scheduled for Saturday, July 1. Additional performances will be on July 6, 7, and 8, 2023 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) All shows will be at 8:00 pm.

Review: Sara Toby Moore Presents ATOMIC COMIC at Z Space

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Photos: Go Inside The Hollywood Museum's Mother's Day Tribute to MOTION PICTURE MOTHERS

The Hollywood Museum played host to a spectacular photo exhibit, for Mother's Day to pay homage to the matriarchs of the MOTION PICTURE MOTHERS organization and the most celebrated working moms in entertainment with loving and amusing images with their families. Check out photos from the event here!

Schedule Announced For The 2023 CAPA Summer Movie Series At The Ohio Theatre, June 15- July 16

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, has announced the schedule for its 54th series of classic films and cult favorites. The 2023 series will run June 15-July 16 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and feature 19 films over five weeks.

THE YEAR THAT CARRIE FISHER DIED World Premiere to be Presented at the 2023 Hollywood Fringe Festival

'The Year That Carrie Fisher Died', written by Scout Storey (He/Him), directed by Lauren Sperling (She/Her) and Silas Jean-Rox (He/Him), and produced by Make Believe Stage Productions (MB Stage Productions) will have its world premiere at the 2023 Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 4th, 2023.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Star Wars: A New Hope, Film Live With Orchestra

On May 4 at 10am, The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) opens ticket sales to the general public for Star Wars: A New Hope, Film Live With Orchestra.


Carrie Fisher has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Carrie Fisher has not appeared in the West End

Carrie Fisher has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her work in "Wishful Drinking." Additionally, she received a nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for the same production, "Wishful Drinking."

Carrie Fisher has won the Outstanding Solo Performance award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in "Wishful Drinking".

Carrie Fisher has written 2 shows including Wishful Drinking (Playwright), In Your Arms (Story).

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