Actress Carrie Fisher, best known as "Princess Leia" in Star Wars, is the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Carrie has authored several successful books, including Postcards from the Edge, Surrender the Pink, and Delusions of Grandma.
Eddie and Debbie's son, Todd Fisher, made his acting debut as a "Cub Scout" in the 1969 TV movie Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children, with his mother and sister Carrie. Todd appeared again with his mother and sister in the 2001 TV movie These Old Broads. He directed the 1991 TV series Movie Memories with Debbie Reynolds.
Carrie's half-sisters are actresses Joely Fisher (Inspector Gadget,"Paige Clark" on TV's Ellen, 2003-2005 series Wild Card) and Tricia Leigh Fisher, the daughters of Eddie and actress/singer Connie Stevens (late '50s/early '60s series Hawaiian Eye, 1958's Rock-a-Bye Baby). Connie appeared on an episode each of Joely's shows Wild Card and Ellen. Joely and Tricia appeared together in the 1987 flick Pretty Smart. They also co-starred in several episodes of the series 'Til Death (2006-2010). Tricia appeared in two episodes of Joely's show Ellen. Tricia appeared with her mother in the 1988 TV movie Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis.
Eddie racked up an amazing fifty Top 30 hits between 1949 and 1957, half of which were in the Top 10, including four #1s. His career was flying high when he divorced Carrie's mom in 1959 to marry Elizabeth Taylor, a marriage that lasted five years and ended when Liz met and fell in love with Richard Burton. Fisher's career never recovered from the scandal--he never had another Top 40 hit and only got three songs inside the Top 100. He married twice more after Connie Stevens, for a total of five times. He died on September 22, 2010 at the age of 82 from complications following hip surgery.