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Actress Carrie Fisher smiles while holding onto a railing in this black and white photo from 1980

Carrie Fisher

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7 segments
43:09

Remembering 'Star Wars' Actress Carrie Fisher

In addition to playing Princess Leia in the original Star Wars movies, Fisher was also the author of Postcards from the Edge and The Princess Diarist. Originally broadcast in 1990, 2004 and 2016.

16:35

'Fresh Air' Favorites: Carrie Fisher

This week, we're listening back to some favorite Fresh Air interviews from the past decade. Terry Gross spoke to the Star Wars star in November 2016, just a month before Fisher's death.

35:16

Actress and Novelist Carrie Fisher

As an actress, she's best-known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies. She's also the author of the bestsellers Postcards From the Edge (which she adapted into a screenplay for the film of the same name), and Surrender the Pink. Like Postcards from the Edge, Fisher's new book The Best Awful is based on her own life. In it, Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale's husband leaves her for another man, and then she is diagnosed with bipolar illness.

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