Friday, September 24, 2010

Dad dies-Daughter tours

Carrie Fisher has announced tour dates for her Australian visit during October and November.

Yesterday her father Eddie Fisher passed away at the age of 82. Fisher died at his home in Hollywood following complications from hip surgery.

5 times married-Fisher was a teen heart-throb in the 1950's before Elvis Presley. He married Debbie Reynolds, another teen star (and Carries' mum) but famously left her to wed Elizabeth Taylor.

Taylor eventually divorced Fisher for actor Richard Burton when she and Burton co-starred in Cleopatra in a love tryst that became word-wide headlines.

Carrie Fisher's autobiographical one-woman show Wishful Drinking was a hit on Broadway in 2009 and followed her hugely successful book Postcards From the Edge which was filmed starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MaClaine.

Oddly-given her amazing and forthright revelations, warts and all stories of her life-Carrie has never discussed or disclosed one of Hollywood's worst kept secrets-dad Eddie's double life as a bi-sexual.

The blurb for Wishful Drinking reads: "recounts the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend, told with the same wry wit she poured into bestsellers like 'Postcards from the Edge.' The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher became a cultural icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the first 'Star Wars' trilogy at 19 years old. Forever changed, Carrie's life did not stay picture perfect. Fisher is the life of the party in this uproarious and sobering look at her Hollywood hangover."

If this show is anything like Postcards-it should be huge fun-
tour dates are :
Sydney: State Theatre (Oct. 19-20)
Melbourne: The Athenaeum Theater (Oct. 22-27)
Canberra: Canberra Theatre (Nov. 4-6)
Adelaide: Her Majesty's Theater (Nov. 10-12)
Perth: Regal Theater (Nov. 15-18)

Watch Eddie Fisher sing his 1954 hit "Oh My Papa"!