(CNN)Here's a look at the life of actress and writer Carrie Fisher, who is best-known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" movie franchise.
Birth date: October 21, 1956
Was nominated for two Emmy Awards.
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Photos: Fisher through the years
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1972 - Drops out of high school at age 15 to appear on Broadway in the musical, "Irene," starring her mother, Debbie Reynolds.