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chickencookie December 28th, 2016 3:36am

The news is saying Carrie Fischer "death of a legend." Did you consider her "a legend?"

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ladyniner81 I need chocolate
12/28/16 11:10 pm

She wrote Postcards From the Edge if anyone read the book or saw the movie

chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/29/16 6:36 am

Still doesn't make her a legend imo. Her mother yes, Hollywood was a different time.

timeout Boston Strong
12/28/16 12:33 pm

Both her parents more so than her, but because of Star Wars a cult symbol and icon for sure.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/28/16 11:28 am

I would call her a cultural icon, not a legend. Her acting career by itself was mostly mediocre outside of one role. But her influence as a writer and outspoken personality made her larger than life. She will be missed.

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MrsCrayonWax
12/28/16 7:13 am

A legend? No but definitely a maker of a hallmark in sci fi movies as a woman.

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LadyBug237 Florida
12/28/16 7:10 am

Simply put, no.

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Okie1967 Lets go brandon
12/28/16 6:38 am

More like a "one hit wonder."

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TomM
12/28/16 5:43 am

When I saw the news online I didn't recognize the picture and had to read who she was. She's not even close to being a legend in my opinion.

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jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
12/28/16 12:42 am

Absolutely. She carried her influence and voice beyond the screen and worked to make a real difference in the world. She will be dearly missed.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
12/28/16 12:28 am

No. My idea of a legend is not that low.

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markm72 Cornwall,PA
12/28/16 12:18 am

No. She was talented, but not in the same league as Catherine Hepburn.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
12/27/16 11:11 pm

Just an actress. But she's identified with a major role in an iconic movie series, so Leia's the real "legend." I believe she had finished filming SW 8, but they can digitally recreate her for SW 9.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/27/16 11:06 pm

Of course. Anybody/everybody involved with the original Star Wars series is a film legend.

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CzarCastic
12/27/16 10:55 pm

Absolutely not. She had no identity outside of Star Wars.

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chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/27/16 10:56 pm

Finally a voice of reason! Thank you sweetheart. How was Christmas?

CzarCastic
12/27/16 11:22 pm

Look it's very sad when someone dies. It the amount of attention her death still commands in the media is just unreal. She was an actress who got super famous for one role, did drugs, saw the grace of god, wrote books then died. Sunrise sunset.

CzarCastic
12/27/16 11:23 pm

Christmas was good. Playing with one gift right now while watching the breaking bad marathon. How was yours?

rons Thanks America
12/28/16 6:54 am

I had no idea who George Michaels was!

chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/28/16 10:18 am

My xmas was great. Spent it in Pittsburgh and have company this week.

CzarCastic
12/28/16 1:04 pm

Family there?

CzarCastic
12/29/16 10:48 pm

Aw shit. Did ya hear Carrie fisher died? Damn

xtarite
12/27/16 10:18 pm

A real legend is Morgan freeman among many others...I've never seen Her outside of Star Wars

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dfish at home
12/27/16 10:06 pm

For Princess Leia alone yes

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chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/27/16 10:32 pm

Is Mark Hamil a legend?

voc I am...what I am
12/27/16 10:49 pm

Yes he is. He also voiced the joker in batman video games and cartoons.

dfish at home
12/27/16 10:50 pm

He Luke Fucking Skywalker. absolutely

chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/27/16 10:53 pm

You must think everyone is a legend. I'm just not seeing it. James Earl Jones yes. His body of work is outstanding. I don't understand how they can say the same for her.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/27/16 11:07 pm

All it takes is being involved in 1 (or in this case, 3) legendary films to be considered a film legend.

dfish at home
12/28/16 1:47 am

It's like being James Bond or the godfather. If you had no other films on your resume, that one role would still make you a legend. Unless your name is George Lazenby, he knows what he did.

chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/28/16 4:22 pm

Now her mother is in the hospital! God be with her.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
12/28/16 5:23 pm

@chickencookie - absolutely! Who could ever forget Corvette Summer!

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
12/27/16 9:39 pm

She was ok, not a legend.

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badattitude no place like home
12/27/16 9:34 pm

I can't recall anything she did after Star Wars.

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voc I am...what I am
12/27/16 9:58 pm

Blues brothers, jay and silent bob strike back, the man with one red shoe, Hannah and her sisters, 30 rock, wonderland, not to mention things like postcards from the edge and all the scripts she fixed.

chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/27/16 10:33 pm

Jay and Silent Bob and Red Shoe I've never heard of till now.

chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/27/16 10:35 pm

She must have had a very minor role in Hannah

badattitude no place like home
12/27/16 10:36 pm

That's right, she had a 30 second part in the blues brothers as Jake's wife I think.

voc I am...what I am
12/27/16 10:48 pm

The man with one red shoe you haven't heard of? Seriously? Tom hanks? Good stuff. Well, ok stuff. Wasn't his best movie, but still kind of a classic.

badattitude no place like home
12/27/16 10:51 pm

That was a long time ago. I think I liked it but I can't remember her part.

chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/27/16 10:55 pm

I think Tom Hank's body of work is considerably better too.

dudley northern Virginia woods
12/27/16 9:28 pm

She was courageous and honest, a talented writer, an intelligent wit. And also an actress. She was unique.

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chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/27/16 10:38 pm

You are making her sound like mother Theresa.

dudley northern Virginia woods
12/27/16 10:54 pm

In what way? Courage and uniqueness? They aren't qualities. Just descriptions. I make no judgments. Just an observation .

chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/27/16 10:59 pm

Because she was a drug addict how does that make her a legend?

dudley northern Virginia woods
12/28/16 12:18 am

I didn't say she was a legend. Too early to tell. Many famous successful artists have been drug addicts. The two may or may not be related. It's a simple question that leads to a complicated discussion.

cowboy Dawns Highway
12/27/16 9:03 pm

Absolutely. One of the biggest icons ever.

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chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/27/16 9:12 pm

What else did she do besides Star Wars that was good?

KatG Liberal in Ohio
12/27/16 9:19 pm

She also cleaned up scripts for a lot of movies. You'd have to google the list. Awesome, yes. Legend? Probably not.

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
12/28/16 12:44 am

Wow, I agree with Cowboy on something? First time for everything!

cowboy Dawns Highway
12/28/16 12:47 am

Sooner or later everyone agrees with me. ✌🏻

GlockMan1 Alabama
12/27/16 9:01 pm

No. I don't think she will become as famous as Marilyn Monroe.

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cowboy Dawns Highway
12/28/16 12:48 am

Carrier Fisher wasn't a home-wrecking slut that got herself killed by screwing the President and his brother either.

GlockMan1 Alabama
12/28/16 6:41 am

Correct. That screwing around also attributed her fame and an eternal icon.

chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/27/16 8:59 pm

I agree. Now they are saying she relapsed into drug use which probably contributed to her death.

Malekithe My pronouns are GFY
12/27/16 9:36 pm

No doubt.
Either way she played an iconic character but she was certainly not a legend. Similar to Leonard Nimoy who died earlier this year.
Muhammed Ali was a legend

Kay41 the Midwest
12/27/16 8:42 pm

In terms of her role in the pop culture of Start Wars, yes.

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chickencookie Merry Christmas
12/27/16 8:57 pm

How many Star Wars movies was she in?

Kay41 the Midwest
12/27/16 9:00 pm

Four, I think. And, I think she was suppose to be in the next one too.

Moderaterighty Ohio
12/27/16 9:17 pm

Five, they finished taping the 8th movie right before she died. She is in that one as well.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/27/16 9:19 pm

I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/27/16 11:09 pm

I'm excited for episode 8 next winter. I have to assume (or at least hope) that it's fresh material and not just a ripoff of the plot of an original (like how episode 7 was basically A New Hope with a shittier antagonist)