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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Memorial for Actors and Authors~2016

Hello everyone.
I just learned that Carrie Fisher died. 

She had a cardiac arrest on a plane from London to Los Angeles. She was fifteen minutes without oxygen. 
2016 has been a rough year for actors and actresses, also musicians, but I didn't really care for any of them. So I am going to write a few memorials for actors and authors close to my heart that died this year.

Alan Rickman: Actor
February 21, 1946 - January 14, 2016
I first knew him as Professor Snape, from Harry Potter. I still have seen all the Harry Potter movies, but in the ones I have seen he is excellent. Some of the movies are terribly wrong from the book and I was always hoping that they would remake a few of them better to the book, but they can't now. They will never be a better Snape.
When my mom was having us watch Sense and Sensibility '95 for the first time, you know you can't see his character until he comes from the shadows (EXCELLENT!!), we were watching then all of a sudden my older sister screamed, "IT'S SNAPE!!!" so every time we watch it, when we get to that part we say, "It's Snape!"
Another movie I have seen him in is Galaxy Quest which is a movie that is about a TV show that is Star Trek, only cheesier. It is a comedy and it is truly hilarious. We watched it the other day and it still makes me laugh.
He is also in the movie, Michael Colins which is about the 1916 Irish revolution. 
Alan Rickman, you will always be one of my favorite actors.

Harper Lee: Author
April 28, 1926 - February 19, 2016
Just a few days ago I finished To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time. What really made me read it was Rachel's review of it. It was very good. Hopefully in the next year I will get around to doing a review of it. What seems sad to me is that she wrote Go Set a Watchman and it was published in July 2015 but everyone seems to give it bad reviews. I wish her book would have been a success before she died. I will always like her book To Kill a Mockingbird, and I hope to read her book Go Set a Watchman soon.

Gene Wilder: Actor
June 11, 1933 - August 29, 2016
What is Gene Wilder Doing Now? What Happened to Gene Wilder? - The ...
I only ever have seen him in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. But oh boy! He was the best Mr. Wonka there could ever be. You had such a wonderful care free way to it. It was the best, of the best. Thank you Gene Wilder. I can't wait to see your other works.

Carrie Fisher: Actress
October 21, 1965 - December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher was the daughter of one of my favorite actresses, Debbie Reynolds. 
I have only seen four movies with Carrie Fisher in them. But, in my defence they are her most famous:
STAR WARS: IV A NEW HOPE, STAR WARS: V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, STAR WARS: VI THE RETURN OF THE JEDI, STAR WARS: VII THE FORCE AWAKENS. Yes, she is the iconic Princess Leia. I only saw STAR WARS for the first time a little over a year ago, and it has made it's way on to my favorites list.
I am hoping to see other movies with her in them such as Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death.
Carrie Fisher, you will be greatly missed. Carrie Fisher, you are now one of my favorite actresses.

UPDATE:

Debbie Reynolds: Actress
April 1, 1932 - December 28, 2016

Her daughter Carrie Fisher's death was such a shock to her she had a stroke and died, one day after Carrie's. Her son, Todd Fisher said that she said, "I want to be with Carrie."
She was the main actress in one of my favorite movies Singin' in the Rain. That is my favorite that she made.

Wasn't she spectacular?
Movies I have seen that she was also in were, The Halloween Town series, and Charlotte's Web. She is also know for her role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She was also in the movie Mother, where she plays kind of a forbearing mother. In Carrie Fishers book, Postcards from the Edge, mentions that her mother was kind of forbearing, but that they made up later in life and became best friends, this is true for them:
~Winnie the Pooh -- A. A. Milne


So there you have it. In two days the main actresses in my two favorite movies passed away.



If there are any actors/authors I have forgotten, let me know. I just wanted to say these favorites. I know I don't usually do a post two days in a row, but I just had to do this one.

MovieCritic

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    1. Yay! That looks so fun! Thank you so much! I can't wait to do it next year! ;)

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  2. Great post on the icons we lost in 2016.

    I've watched some movies with Debbie Reynolds in them, but I don't think I've ever seen a movie with Carrie Fisher (but... I think I'm going to have to watch Star Wars at some point! and you caught my interest by mentioning that she's in Appointment with Death. That sounds good too!)

    On the other hand, I have seen Gene Wilder in a couple of other movies, but didn't care for those films as well as how he played Willy Wonka. :)

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    1. Thank you! It was hard for me to write, it made me sad.

      One that she stars in that I really want to see is The Unsinkable Molly Brown because I am a history buff for anything to do with the Titanic! Carrie Fisher is marvelous in Star Wars. I only saw it for the first time last year and I didn't think I was going to like it, I thought it was going be a lot of fighting and things but it is really good. I recommed it!

      He did do a great job.

      Thank you so much for commenting!!!

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