“Carrie Fisher was an incredible actress, writer, and advocate, and we are thrilled to honor her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her contributions to the entertainment industry and her impact on popular culture are immeasurable. We are especially happy that we can unveil her star on May 4th, which is a special day for Star Wars fans around the world. It will be a fitting tribute to Carrie’s legacy and her unforgettable portrayal of Princess Leia.”
Carrie Fisher was an iconic figure in the entertainment industry, known for her strong presence on and off the screen. She was best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise, which became a cultural phenomenon that continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of fans around the globe.
However, Fisher’s legacy extends far beyond her work in Star Wars. She was a talented writer and author, penning numerous books and screenplays throughout her career. She was also a fierce advocate for mental health awareness, using her own experiences to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental illness.
Fisher passed away in 2016 at the age of 60, but her impact on popular culture and the entertainment industry continues to resonate today. The Hollywood Walk of Fame’s decision to honor her with a star is a testament to her lasting legacy and the impact she made on the world. The ceremony on May 4th will undoubtedly be a poignant moment for Star Wars fans and Fisher’s admirers alike, as they come together to celebrate the life and career of this remarkable actress, writer, and advocate.
You can read the official details of the big event in the announcement below:
WHO | HONOREE Carrie Fisher
EMCEE iHeartMedia personality and Walk of Famer Ellen K
GUEST SPEAKERS Speakers TBA – Billie Lourd will be accepting the star on behalf of her mother
WHAT Dedication of the 2,754th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
WHEN Thursday, May 4, at 11:30 AM PT
WHERE 6840 Hollywood Boulevard near the El Capitan Theatre
WATCH LIVE The event will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com
Actress Carrie Fisher will be honored posthumously by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on May 4th, 2023, with the 2,754th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Fisher’s star will be unveiled near the historic El Capitan Theatre, 6840 Hollywood Boulevard.
ABOUT OUR HONORE
Actress, writer and daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher made her film debut in Shampoo and went on to become a cultural icon playing Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Since then, she graced the film screen in such hits as When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters, and The Blues Brothers, to name a few. Her television credits include Laverne & Shirley, Sex and the City, and 30 Rock, for which she received an Emmy® nomination.