NOW: Carrie Fisher
Fisher overcame an addiction to prescription drugs and cocaine and cultivated a second career as a writer. Her bestselling novel “Postcards from the Edge” was made into a movie of the same name, and her memoir “Wishful Drinking” was critically acclaimed. She recently appeared on "The Big Bang Theory," and will reportedly reprise her role as Princess Leia in the 2015 "Episode VII" film. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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