Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

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Parents Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Singer Eddie Fisher, 26, right, and his bride, actress Debbie Reynolds, 23, pose cheek-to-cheek following their marriage in a civil ceremony, Sept. 26, 1955, Grossinger, N.Y.
Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

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A Star Wars Icon is Born
Carrie Frances Fisher was born October 21, 1956. Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher pose for their first family group picture in Hollywood on Jan. 2, 1957. The young stars, appropriately, were appearing in a film titled Bundle of Joy at the time.

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Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and Todd and Carrie Fisher

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Family Portrait
Eddie Fisher cuddles his two youngsters—four-month-old Todd, left, and 19-month-old Carrie—in June 1958. Eddie would soon leave the mother of his children for actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

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Caught in the Hullabaloo
Two-year-old Carrie Fisher and her mother leave her home to spend the rest of the day with a girlfriend on Sept. 10, 1958 in Los Angeles. Debbie Reynolds told photographers she was leaving "to get away from it all," a reference to the hullabaloo raised over Eddie Fisher's love affair with Elizabeth Taylor.

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

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Media Frenzy
Debbie Reynolds carries Carrie Fisher as she arrives from Europe. While deplaning they are greeted by newsmen who want to know if she is going to grant Eddie Fisher a divorce so that he may marry Elizabeth Taylor.
Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher

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Broadway Mom–Debbie Reynolds
Carrie Fisher, 16, poses with her mother and brother as they attend the opening night party for the Broadway musical revival Irene, in which Debbie Reynolds starred.
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Big Screen Debut
Carrie Fisher, 17, poses for this photo in 1975—the same year she made her big-screen debut alongside Warren Beatty in Shampoo.
Carrie Fisher

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Sci-fi Sex Symbol
In 1977, Carrie Fisher shot to superstardom when she played Princess Leia in Star Wars. This shot from the third film in the trilogy, Return of the Jedi, turned Carrie into a sci-fi sex symbol.
Carrie Fisher

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Married and Divorced Paul Simon
In August 1983, Carrie Fisher married singer Paul Simon. They divorced in July 1984.
Carrie Fisher and Eddie Fisher

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Eddie Fisher
Carrie Fisher attends her father's 60th birthday party at Stringellow's on August 10, 1988.
Meryl Streep, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

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Postcards from the Edge
Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Meryl Streep share a moment at the Postcards from the Edge premiere on September 10, 1990. Carrie's semiautobiographical novel was a best-seller and a box office hit, with Meryl playing the character based on Carrie. Shirley MacLaine played the character based on Debbie.
Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

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Star Wars Cast 
Carrie Fisher joins Star Wars co-stars Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford on stage during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005, in Hollywood, California.
Tom Petty, Elizabeth Taylor, Carrie Fisher

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Supports AIDS Research and Education
In November 2005, Tom Petty, Elizabeth Taylor and Carrie Fisher pose during the ribbon cutting for a new center at UCLA for clinical AIDS research and education in Los Angeles.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

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Elizabeth Taylor's Birthday Party
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds arrive for Elizabeth Taylor's 75th birthday party at the Ritz-Carlton on February 27, 2007, in Henderson, Nevada.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

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Wishful Drinking
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher arrive at the premiere of the HBO documentary Wishful Drinking, based on Carrie's best-selling book, on December 7, 2010, in Hollywood, California.

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Carrie and Billie

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Daughter Billie
Carrie Fisher poses with her daughter, Billie Lourd, born on July 17, 1992. Billie's father is Carrie's second ex-husband, Bryan Lourd.
Debbie, Oprah and Carrie

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Interview with Oprah
In February 2011, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher sit down for a rare interview together on Oprah's stage.
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