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Actress and Author Carrie Fisher

Actress and author Carrie Fisher. She's best-known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star War movies, which are currently being rereleased. She wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of her novel, "Postcards From the Edge." Fisher's other roles have been in the films, "Soapdish" and "When Harry Met Sally." Terry spoke to her in 1990, when the film version of her novel "Postcards from the Edge" was released. (REBROADCAST from 9/11/90)

12:48

From the Archives: Actor Ben Stiller on His New Comedy Show.

Actor and filmmaker Ben Stiller. He's the son of the comedy team, Stiller and Meara, (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara). He's acted in the Lincoln Center's revival of "House of Blue Leaves," and appeared in the films, "Fresh Horses," "Stella," and "Empire of the Sun." He's also made a number of comedy shorts that parody movies and television. (REBROADCAST. Originally aired 9/25/92).

23:21

The Legend of Marlene Dietrich

The daughter of Marlene Dietrich, Maria Riva. Dietrich died last May at the age of 90, with her mystique still intact. Riva has written a memoir, "Marlene Dietrich," which relies on Riva's memories and on Dietrich's letters and diaries. It's been called a "sympathetic" book about a woman who is "uncaring," and who had a complex relationship with her own sexuality. Riva also describes her mother's decline into alcoholism.

16:19

Actor Ben Stiller on His New Comedy Show

Stiller is the son of the comedy team of Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara. He's acted in the Lincoln Center's revival of "House of Blue Leaves," and appeared in the films, "Fresh Horses," "Stella," and "Empire of the Son." He's got a new comedy show "The Ben Stiller Show," which grew out of his work as a writer-performer with "Saturday Night Live."

16:50

Theater Critic John Lahr on Dame Edna

Lahr has written a number of books and screenplays, including "Notes on a Cowardly Lion:" (about his father, the comedian Bert Lahr), and "Prick up Your Ears; The Biography of Joe Orton. Lahr has been the drama critic for over 25 years for "The Village Voice," and for "Vogue" (of Britian). He's written a new book about Barry Humphries and his creation, the dandy/alter ego Dame Edna Everage.

23:02

Actor Ben Stiller on His New Comedy Show

Stiller is the son of the comedy team of Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara. He's acted in the Lincoln Center's revival of "House of Blue Leaves," and appeared in the films, "Fresh Horses," "Stella," and "Empire of the Son." He's got a new comedy show "The Ben Stiller Show," which grew out of his work as a writer-performer with "Saturday Night Live."

11:30

Actor Miguel Ferrer.

Actor Miguel Ferrer. He played the caustic FBI pathologist Albert in "Twin Peaks." And was a bad executive in the film "Robocop." For a short while he had his own TV show, "Broken Badges," which followed his work on "Twin Peaks." Now he's starring in David Lynch's new sitcom, "On the Air." Ferrer is the son of singer Rosemary Clooney, and actor Jose Ferrer.

22:19

Actress and Author Carrie Fisher.

Actress and author Carrie Fisher. She's probably best-known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star War movies. She wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of her novel, "Postcards From the Edge." Fisher's latest role is in the film, "Soapdish." (REPEAT. Originally aired 9/11/90)

24:40

Actress and Author Carrie Fisher

Fisher wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of her novel, Postcards From the Edge, directed by Mike Nichols, and starring Meryl Streep and Shirley McLaine. Best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy, Fisher also has a new novel called, Surrender the Pink. She is the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

22:18

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis on Film and Television

Curtis's parents are Hollywood actors Jane Lee and Tony Curtis. In contrast to her own childhood, she keeps her own daughter out of the public eye. Curtis joins Fresh Air to talk about her roles in horror, comedy, and TV.

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