Princess Leia will be sorely missed
Carrie was a hot commodity and was asked to appear on Ringo Starr’s show, Saturday Night Live, and a few TV movies. She also showcased her singing voice in the Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978.
You might remember that Carrie played Jake Blues’s jilted lover in the blockbuster film Blues Brothers. He was trying to escape her wrath throughout the film. Actor Dan Aykroyd saved Carrie’s life when she was choking on set and he performed the heimlich maneuver.
In 1980, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back premiered with great success. The film was so successful that the cast appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine that year. She performed on Broadway after the premiere, but she was called back yet again to reprise her role.