When Fisher was two, her parents divorced after her father left Reynolds for her mother's close friend, actress Elizabeth Taylor, the widow of her father's best friend Mike Todd.
The following year, her mother married Harry Karl, owner of a shoe-store chain, who secretly spent Reynolds' life savings.
Her mother was raised a Nazarene, and is of English and Scots-Irish ancestry.
The son of a South Philly grocer went on to marry Taylor — a union that lasted for nearly five years until she famously dumped Fisher for Richard Burton.
Despite the childhood tumult, Carrie Fisher eventually developed a warm relationship with her father and even befriended Taylor, her stepmother.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 25: Actress Frances Fisher arrives at the Peace Over Violence Humanitarian Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel on October 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Her other film roles included Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The 'Burbs (1989), and When Harry Met Sally... Early life Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.
Her paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants.There hadn't been a note he couldn't hit, a girl he couldn't hit on, an audience he couldn't charm or bring to its feet cheering."True to form, my father continued to neglect his parental duties in death as he did in life. There was a piano, an assortment of sheet music, a closet full of clothes, a watch and the one item ultimately worth coveting: my dad's diamond pinky ring that he had worn for as long as any of us could remember." Carrie Fisher said the flashy diamond ring "was the one and only item that any of us wanted.w=300" data-large-file="https://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/185901344.jpg? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Fisher Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, screenwriter, author, producer, and speaker.It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend." In April 1978, she appeared as the love interest in Ringo Starr's 1978 TV special Ringo.