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Poll: Which fact about Carrie Fisher's life surprises you the most?

We are saddened to learn that Carrie Fisher passed away December 27, 2016 after suffering a heart attach on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Let's take a moment to celebrate her life:

Which fact about Carrie Fisher's life surprises you the most?

Discuss the list here.

Make Your Choice

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    Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher, and David Gray in Bundle of Joy (1956)

    Her parents are Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.
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    Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra (1963)

    Her father, Eddie Fisher, left the family when Carrie was 2 years old to marry Elizabeth Taylor.
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    Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    Playing the part of Princess Leia was only her second movie role.

    Her first was a small part in Shampoo with Warren Beatty.

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    Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    When filming the original Star Wars movie, she had an affair with costar Harrison Ford.
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    Dan Aykroyd

    She was once engaged to actor Dan Aykroyd.
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    Chris Dodd

    Had a relationship with U.S. Senator Chris Dodd.
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    Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd at an event for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

    Carrie Fisher never married Bryan Lourd, the father of her daughter Billie Lourd, as he left her for a man.
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    Paul Simon

    The only man she ever married was Paul Simon.
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    Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

    Carrie Fisher says she was pressured to lose over 35 lbs. to reprise her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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    Billie Lourd

    Her daughter, Billie Lourd, plays Chanel #3 on the Scream Queens TV Series.
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    Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep in Postcards from the Edge (1990)

    She has written several novels including the semi-autobiographical "Postcards from the Edge", filmed in 1990 starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.
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    Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in The Princess Bride (1987)

    She was author William Goldman's ideal choice for the character Buttercup in The Princess Bride (1987), a role that went to Robin Wright instead.
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    James Cameron and Linda Hamilton in The Terminator (1984)

    Turned down the role of Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984), which went to Linda Hamilton.
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    "The Blue Lagoon" Brooke Shields 1980 Columbia

    Turned down the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980), which went to Brooke Shields.
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    Carrie Fisher and Gary the Dog at an event for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

    In 1985, She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and she subsequently became an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness.

    "Being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge ... so if you're living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of."

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    Carrie Fisher in Catastrophe (2015)

    In October of 1998, she checked herself into a substance-abuse program due to an addiction to prescription drugs.
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    Debbie Reynolds

    She lived next door to her mother, Debbie Reynolds.
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    Sister Act (1992)

    Carrie Fisher is known as a successful Hollywood script doctor working on such movies as Sister Act, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Kate & Leopold, Coyote Ugly, My Girl 2, Scream 3, Hook, The River Wild, and The Wedding Singer.
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    All of her scenes for Star Wars Episode VIII are complete. So, the Star Wars franchise won't have to deal with her passing until Episode IX starts filming in 2018.

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