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How Carrie Fisher Helped Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor Bury their Feud Forever

How Carrie Fisher Helped Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor Bury their Feud Forever
Hollywood legends Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher shared an undeniable bond their whole lives. Subscribe now for an inside look at Hollywood’s legendary mother-daughter duo – only in People.

Bonded in life and death, Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds worked together many times over the decades, including on the 2001 TV movie These Old Broads. The film revolves around three feuding former Hollywood stars (Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine and Joan Collins) who share an agent (Elizabeth Taylor). These Old Broads was co-written by Fisher as a starring vehicle for her mother and good friends MacLaine and Taylor, but also as
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New Details: The Private Side of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ Unbreakable Bond

New Details: The Private Side of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ Unbreakable Bond
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher, had an indelible bond in life—and in death.

Living together as next-door neighbors in Beverly Hills, the women were a constant presence in each other’s daily lives. “At the one end of the family compound lived Debbie Reynolds, star of Singin’ in the Rain, with Dorothy’s red slippers from The Wizard of Oz on the mantelpiece,” said Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom, who directed the new HBO documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds and shared written memories exclusively with People for this week’s cover story.
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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher: A History of Their Mother-Daughter Collaborations

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher: A History of Their Mother-Daughter Collaborations
Only a day after iconic actress and writer Carried Fisher died at age 60 after suffering a heart attack, her equally famous mother, Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, died at age 84, reportedly due to a possible stroke.

Calling Debbie Reynolds’ and Carrie Fisher’s relationship “complicated” is likely an understatement. They had a fraught relationship that many Fisher used as inspiration for in some of her most famous writings, including semi-autobiographical book and subsequent film Postcards from the Edge and her 2008 memoir Wishful Drinking. The pair shared the screen, stage and page on a variety of occasions. Let’s take a look.
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Debbie Reynolds Starred in Hollywood’s Greatest Love Triangle — and How She Forgave Elizabeth Taylor for Breaking up Her Marriage

Debbie Reynolds Starred in Hollywood’s Greatest Love Triangle — and How She Forgave Elizabeth Taylor for Breaking up Her Marriage
With Debbie Reynolds’ death on Wednesday, Hollywood has lost a true legend of the Golden Age. At the height of her career, Reynolds was known as America’s sweetheart — and her fame often outshone the parts she played.

In fact, one of her most famous roles came during an offscreen drama which involved a love triangle seemingly ripped from a movie script.

Back in 1958, Reynolds and her husband, famed crooner Eddie Fisher, were among the most glamorous couples in Hollywood. The only other duo that came close to their star power also happened to be their best friends, Elizabeth Taylor and her husband,
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Debbie Reynolds’ Last Words: ‘I Want to Be with Carrie,’ Son Says

Debbie Reynolds’ Last Words: ‘I Want to Be with Carrie,’ Son Says
Debbie Reynolds, who died at the age of 84 on Wednesday, was only thinking about daughter Carrie Fisher in her final moments.

The Singin’ in the Rain icon told her son, Todd Fisher, hours before her stroke: “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,” according to TMZ.

Todd also spoke to Variety, saying “She wanted to be with Carrie.”

Reynolds was at her and Fisher’s Beverly Hills property when she had to be rushed to the hospital for a possible stroke on Wednesday afternoon, People confirmed.

Fisher died on Tuesday at the age of 60 after suffering
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Debbie Reynolds Dies at 84, One Day After the Death of Daughter Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reynolds Dies at 84, One Day After the Death of Daughter Carrie Fisher
Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday as a result of a stroke, her son Todd Fisher confirms to Et, just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher. She was 84.

"She missed her daughter [Carrie] and wanted to very much be with her and she had discussed some other things. She had been very strong the last several days; [there was] enormous stress on her, obviously," Todd Fisher told Et. "And this morning, she said those words to me and 15 minutes later she had a stroke and virtually left.

Et confirmed that Reynolds was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday after suffering a possible stroke. The Los Angeles Fire Department told Et that an ambulance responded to a medical call at 1:02 p.m. in Beverly Hills and transported an adult female to Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

Reynolds had reportedly been discussing funeral arrangements for Carrie, who died Tuesday after going into cardiac arrest aboard a transatlantic flight from London to Los
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Singin’ in the Rain Star Debbie Reynolds Dies One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher

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Singin’ in the Rain Star Debbie Reynolds Dies One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher
Screen icon Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84. The news comes just one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, 60, died of a heart attack.

Reynolds was thinking of her daughter in her final moments. “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,” she said shortly before passing, her son Todd told TMZ.

Reynolds was at her and Fisher’s property when she had to be rushed to the hospital for a possible stroke on Wednesday afternoon, People confirmed .

On Tuesday, Reynolds had taken to social media to thank fans for their support in the
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‘Aren’t You a Little Short for a Stormtrooper?’ and More Memorable Princess Leia ‘Star Wars’ Quotes

‘Aren’t You a Little Short for a Stormtrooper?’ and More Memorable Princess Leia ‘Star Wars’ Quotes
In 1977, when she auditioned for “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope,” Carrie Fisher got the role of a lifetime in Princess Leia. Sadly, her run ended on Tuesday when Fisher died at the age of 60.

Although her character was a princess, Leia was hardly a damsel in distress. In a tribute, director George Lucas wrote, “In ‘Star Wars,’ she was our great and powerful princess — feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think.”

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Feisty indeed. In the original, “A New Hope,” she ended up taking over the reins in her own rescue. The movie also established Leia’s love-hate relationship with Harrison Ford’s Han Solo. That love-hate would manifest in some of the franchise’s best lines.

Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back” saw Leia in a
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Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Princess and Prolific Writer, Dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Princess and Prolific Writer, Dies at 60
Actress Carrie Fisher has died after going into cardiac arrest on a plane last week, Et confirms. She was 60.

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” family spokesperson Simon Halls said in a statement to Et on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, on Tuesday. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Fisher was on a flight from London to Los Angeles International Airport on Friday when she went into cardiac arrest. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Eric Scott told Et that they responded to Lax for a patient on an inbound flight in cardiac arrest at 12:11 p.m., and paramedics provided advanced life support and aggressively treated and transported the patient to a local hospital.

The daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress
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Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Actress and Writer Who Rocketed to Fame as Princess Leia, Dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Actress and Writer Who Rocketed to Fame as Princess Leia, Dies at 60
Carrie Fisher, the actress, writer and daughter of Hollywood royalty who became internationally famous as Princess Leia of “Star Wars,” has died, Variety has confirmed. She was 60.

Fisher died Tuesday morning after suffering what was described as a massive heart attack on Friday while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She had been in London filming episodes of the Amazon/Channel 4 comedy “Catastrophe.” Fisher was rushed from Los Angeles International Airport to UCLA Medical Center after the plane landed around noon Pt.

Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed the death on Tuesday: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” the statement reads. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”

Fisher was the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, whose marriage famously broke up
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Carrie Fisher to present lifetime SAG Award to Debbie Reynolds

Carrie Fisher to present lifetime SAG Award to Debbie Reynolds
Carrie Fisher will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 25. Reynolds will be honored for a career that began in the 1950s and includes classic films like Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and How the West Was Won. Fisher, her daughter from her marriage to singer Eddie Fisher, is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role she is resurrecting for J.J. Abrams' upcoming sequel. Fisher famously wrote the novel Postcards From the Edge, a veiled memoir of her complicated
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Debbie Reynolds To Be Honored With 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award

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Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the union’s highest accolade will be presented to the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-nominated Reynolds at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt).

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard praised Reynolds’ artistry over her very accomplished career, saying, “I’m thrilled that SAG-AFTRA is presenting our Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. She is a tremendously talented
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Debbie Reynolds Selected for SAG Life Achievement Award

Debbie Reynolds Selected for SAG Life Achievement Award
Debbie Reynolds has been named the 51st recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award for her career and humanitarian accomplishments.

The award will be presented at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 25.

Reynolds has starred in more than 50 movies, two Broadway shows, two TV series and dozens of TV, cabaret and concert appearances. The 82-year-old Reynolds has been in show business for 66 years.

Her first movie role came in the 1950 musical “the Daughter of Rosie O’Grady” followed by a role as “Boop-Boop-a-Doop” girl Helen Kane in “Three Little Words,” for which she received an MGM contract and the first of five Golden Globe nominations.

She appeared in “Singin’ in the Rain” opposite Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor; “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she was nominated for an Oscar; “How the West Was Won,” “The Tender Trap,” “Mary, Mary,” “Goodbye Charlie,” “Divorce American Style,” “How Sweet It Is,
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Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand Pay Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand have joined the celebrities paying tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away on Wednesday, March 23. The 79 year old died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and stars around the world have been paying their respects.

In a post on her Facebook.com page, close friend Minnelli writes, "She was a true star, because she not only had beauty and notoriety; Elizabeth Taylor had talent. As a friend she was always, always there for me. I'll miss her for the rest of my life, but I was so lucky to have known her."

Meanwhile, a statement from Barbra Streisand reads, "It's the end of an era. It wasn't just her beauty or her stardom. It was her humanitarianism. She put a face on HIV/AIDS. She was funny. She was generous. She made her life count."

Joan Collins, Taylor's co-star in
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Minnelli, Streisand & Fisher Pay Tribute To 'True Star' Taylor

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Minnelli, Streisand & Fisher Pay Tribute To 'True Star' Taylor
Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand have joined the celebrities paying tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away on Wednesday.

The 79 year old died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and stars around the world have been paying their respects.

In a post on her Facebook.com page, close friend Minnelli writes, "She was a true star, because she not only had beauty and notoriety; Elizabeth Taylor had talent. As a friend she was always, always there for me. I'll miss her for the rest of my life, but I was so lucky to have known her."

Meanwhile, a statement from Barbra Streisand reads, "It's the end of an era. It wasn't just her beauty or her stardom. It was her humanitarianism. She put a face on HIV/AIDS. She was funny. She was generous. She made her life count."

Joan Collins, Taylor's co-star in 2001 TV movie These Old Broads, adds, "I am so terribly sad about the death of Elizabeth Taylor. Although everyone here in Hollywood knew that her end was near we are all shocked.

"She was the last of the true Hollywood icons, a great beauty, a great actress and continually fascinating to the world throughout her tumultuous life and career. There will never be another star who will come close to her luminosity and generosity, particularly in her fight against AIDS. She will be missed."

And Taylor's one-time stepdaughter, Carrie Fisher - whose father Eddie Fisher married Taylor in 1959 following his split from Debbie Reynolds - remembers the Cleopatra icon as "a remarkable woman" and a devoted mother.

In a statement, she says, "A woman who rarely did things in half measure, Elizabeth lived her life to the fullest, whether by loving to the fullest or while also giving us some of the most memorable performances ever on film.

"A devoted mother many times over and even very briefly a stepmother to my brother Todd and myself, loyal to the lifelong friends surrounding her - even with all this she found time to become one of the earliest champions for those living with HIV.

"If my father had to divorce my mother for anyone - I'm so grateful that it was Elizabeth. This was a remarkable woman who led her life to the fullest rather than complacently following one around. She will be missed but never forgotten."

R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor

The woman, the star, the legend that is Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning at the age of 79.

The violet-eyed actress was hospitalized six weeks ago at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for treatment of congestive heart failure, a condition that had stabilized. The hope was she would soon be well enough to return home, sadly that wasn't to be.

Taylor had a career that spanned a full six decades, from her first role in the 1942 comedy "There's One Born Every Minute" to her last in the 2001 TV movie "These Old Broads". Her first real breakthrough role was as Velvet Brown in MGM's "National Velvet" which made her a star at age 12.

For the next few years she became a very bankable adolescent star with a string of successful features. Her first success in an adult role was in the original "Father of the Bride" in 1950 with Spencer Tracy,
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Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Elizabeth Taylor, one of the most iconic figures in Hollywood history, died today. She was 79.

A statement from her publicist said Taylor died peacefully at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, reports CNN.

The Academy Award-winning actress was  hospitalized six weeks ago for symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, which she was first diagnosed with in 2004. Taylor, who underwent heart surgery in 2009 to repair a defective valve, has had a series of medical issues, including skin cancer, pneumonia and osteoporosis, which in recent years had confined her to a wheelchair.

"Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home," the statement read. "Sadly, this was not to be."

In her heydey, Taylor was one of the world's most recognizable figures, winning the Oscar for Best Actress in 1961 for "BUtterfield 8" and again in 1967 for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Happy Birthday to Elizabeth Taylor on the day of the Oscars

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: It seems somehow fitting that Elizabeth Taylor’s 79th birthday falls on Oscar Sunday this year.

The acting legend, hospitalized in recent weeks with heart problems, won Academy Awards for best actress in 1961 for Butterfield 8 and in 1966 for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In 1993, she was the recipient of an Honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work. Miss Taylor was also a best actress nominee for Raintree County, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Suddenly Last Summer.

Miss Taylor, whose other classic films include ‘National Velvet,’ ‘Father of the Bride,’ ‘A Place in the Sun,’ ‘Giant’ and ‘Cleopatra,’ has not appeared in a feature film since 1994′s ‘The Flintstones’ and last acted in the 2001 TV movie ‘These Old Broads.’

But her place in film history is firmly established.

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Carrie Fisher Opens Up About Drugs, Sobriety, Insanity And Death

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HollywoodNews.com: Carrie Fisher put all the drama of her drug addiction, her parents’ love triangles and the Star Wars phenomenon in a one woman show based on her book Wishful Drinking. Now HBO is filming it and Fisher entertained the Television Critics Association with more tales of debauchery and tragedy. With all the scandal behind her, she can finally laugh about it.

“Maybe some of it was with 12 step,” Fisher said. “Gradually what I realized was when I got sober, overdosed, went to a mental hospital, all these things, it went in the paper. ‘Guy dead in my bed.’ My thing was wait a second, if it’s going to be out there, please let my version be in it. So it was sort of a bit like that. Also there’s the saying, ‘You’re only as sick as your secrets.’ I’m sure most of you have that T-shirt.
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'Mission: Impossible' star Peter Graves dies

'Mission: Impossible' star Peter Graves dies
Peter Graves who starred as Jim Phelps on the hit TV series "Mission Impossible," and more recently served as alternating host of the A&E series "Biography," has died.

The actor died Sunday of an apparent heart attack outside his Los Angeles home, a week away from his 84th birthday.

Graves was the younger brother of "Gunsmoke" star James Arness, a TV icon from the '50s. Graves is perhaps also best remembered by Baby Boomers as the ranch owner on the popular Saturday morning TV series, "Fury," the adventures of a boy and his horse. More recently, Graves was featured in the opening scene of "Men in Black II."

Playing against his image as a tall, silver-haired authority figure, Graves co-starred as Captain Oveur in the zany comedies "Airplane!" (1980) and "Airplane II: The Sequel" (1982). Along with such serious acting figures as Robert Stack and, at the time, Leslie Nielsen,
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