Friday February 28, 2020

A real-life galactic heroine who always did it her way

Heroic and warm, Carrie Fisher was a genuine icon

1st January, 2017
Carrie Fisher Pic: Getty

Not everyone has a father who runs away and marries Elizabeth Taylor. Or a husband who leaves for an affair with a man. Or a mother whose acting career spanned 70 years of film and TV, and whose singing caused the crooner Bing Crosby to say that he was “captivated and enchanted”. Or owns a bulldog who has his own Instagram profile. But Carrie Fisher was no ordinary woman.

Fisher had the leading role...

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