Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

I don't think anyone of my generation can read of Carrie Fisher's passing without a profound sense of loss. She was the twin sister many of us wished for, whether we grew up as a lonely farm boy on the desert planet Tatooine or just a quiet kid with glasses in Nashville, Tennessee.

Those great big sticky buns glued to the side of her head became iconic. She never quite lived them down.

But it wasn't all Star Wars. She was also a helluva writer and she kept her mom, Debbie Reynolds, on her toes. Plus she was a damn good actress. Here are three more great performances from Carrie Fisher:

The Blues Brothers (1980) — Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

When Harry Met Sally ... (1989) — A good friend who knows your every foible and likes you anyway ... priceless.

30 Rock "Rosemary's Baby" (2007) — On the other hand, you should never ever meet your heroes. (lousy quality video)

We'll miss you, Carrie.