Mar 262017
 

Tribute To Debbie And Carrie

The public memorial for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher was scheduled for 1 pm but a line of people eager to attend it formed at Forest Lawn at 7 am. Fans of both stars came from the Greater Los Angeles area as well as from other California cities and out of state.

Carrie Fisher (60) died on December 27th 2016 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London days earlier. She is beloved for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” trilogy (original). She was also a best-selling author (her Postcards From The Edge became a box office hit starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine).

Her mother Debbie Reynolds (84) died just one day later from a stroke. She was a star from the Hollywood’s Golden Era, making her mark as a consummate performer on the big screen in “Singin’ in the Rain” first. Her successful career spanned many decades.

The public memorial for his mother and sister was organized by Todd Fisher who said: “My mother didn’t like funerals and memorials. She liked shows.” And he created a Hollywood production for them both: filled with intimate memories, fan favorites and a lot of love.

The memorial featured private family photos, videos, musical and dance tributes, even an appearance by R2D2. Dan Aykroyd and Ruta Lee spoke about the stars. John Williams’ music was played. James Blunt’s tribute song to Carrie Fisher moved all present. Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles was stirring. A dynamic performance of “Singin’ in the Rain” brought back memories. At the center of the ceremony – of course – were Debbie and Carrie: their lives, successes and contributions which were remembered and honored.

The public memorial for the two Hollywood legends concluded with a walk to Forest Lawn’s Courts of Remembrance where mother and daughter are buried together.

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher are gone. Each left behind a remarkable legacy as an artist and as a human being. During and after the memorial many said that Carrie Fisher coped with her bipolar disorder with dignity and grace; she was a voice for others suffering from the disease. In real life, Debbie Reynolds was no less than the Unsinkable Molly Brown. No wonder the program for the public memorial was imprinted with Natalie Babbitt’s quote: “Don’t be afraid of death, be afraid of an un-lived life.” They both lived: survived and achieved. Our memories of them and their work survive them.

Anything L.A.’s Entertainment Editor, I. Sturm

 

 

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Thank you Mr. Fisher

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I attended the service for Debbie and Carrie. I loved them both, especially Carrie. I'd like to thank Todd Fisher for giving fans of his sister and mother the opportunity to say goodbye.
Mar 242017
 

Public Memorial Service For Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher

The public is invited to pay their respects to two beloved stars Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher this Saturday (March 25th 2017 at 1 pm) at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills.

Todd Fisher made an announcement on his Website in regard to the upcoming memorial service:

“On Saturday, March 25th, there will be a public memorial for my Mother, Debbie Reynolds, and my sister, Carrie Fisher at Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills at the Hall of Freedom. We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you.

The service will begin at 1:00 pm and immediately afterwards, those who want to walk to their final resting place are welcome to do so. There are a limited number of seats available, and it will be on a first come first come, first seated basis. There are no tickets, it is first come, first seated. There will be room for overflow in the huge lobby as well as the outside with screens to watch and hear the service.

The event will be livestreamed at www.debbiereynolds.com

Just to clarify, the public memorial service for both stars who have died only one day apart and are buried together will take place at the Hall of LIBERTY (not Freedom!) at the Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills. The Hall can seat up to 1,000 people however those who arrive too late to be seated will still be able to follow the service on screens from a large lobby as well as from outside.

Among those expected to pay tributes to the stars are James Blunt who will premiere a tribute song, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and Debbie Reynolds dance school’s students.

Debbie Reynolds And Baby Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reynolds With Baby Carrie Fisher

A true Hollywood royalty, Debbie Reynolds will always be the sunshine in “Singing In The Rain”. Carrie Fisher – an accomplished and successful author and an actress – will forever be remembered as Princess Leia. Understandably, the funeral services were private. This mother and daughter however played a role in the lives of millions of their fans, too. Now is our opportunity to say goodbye and pay our respects to both stars. Be there to honor the stars who passed on AND to let Todd Fisher and Carrie Fisher’s daughter (Billie Catherine Lourd) know that their loved ones touched MANY lives….

 

 

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So tragic

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Two fabulous women, two successful lives and yet, their lives were filled with undeserved pain, fame and fortune not withstanding. It's a double loss for us all. I'm glad they left together not knowing the pain of separation.
Dec 272016
 

Carrie Fisher Suffers Heart Attack On A Plane

While on a plane from London to Los Angeles, Carrie Fisher (Star Wars’ beloved Princess Leia) suffered massive heart attack. According to reports provided by the plane’s passengers, the plane’s captain asked immediately whether there is a medical doctor onboard. The flight’s crew, an emergency medical technician and a nurse rushed to help. We’ve been told that CPR was performed on Carrie Fisher while the plane was still in the air.

The airplane reached LAX about fifteen minutes after the crises begun. Still in spite the efforts of many, Fisher was unresponsive when the plane landed. An ambulance took her to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from the tarmac. Carrie spent several days in intensive care reportedly fighting for life. She passed away, today on December 27the 2016.

Carrie Fisher was the daughter of Hollywood’s royalty. Her mother is Debbie Reynolds; her father was Eddie Fisher. She was an actress, producer, screenwriter, author and speaker. Those who knew her well valued her extra-ordinary, self-deprecating sense of humor. Carrie Fisher reprised her role as Princess Leia in 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She was in London on a promotional tour for her new book “The Princess Diarist” which was named Best Book of Fall 2016 by the PEOPLE Magazine. It was on her way back home from London that she suffered cardiac arrest from which she didn’t recover.

Carrie Fisher is survived by her daughter Billie Lourd, her mother and siblings. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and fans.

 

 

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We love you Princess Leia

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Fight and come back!