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Carrie Fisher, 60, Dropped Out Of College In Westchester To Do 'Star Wars'

Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at the age of 60, after suffering a heart attack on Friday, was briefly enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in Southern Westchester.

Fisher, the daughter of entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, attended the school after studying in London, but had to drop out so she could portray Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films.

The movies became unprecedented smash hits and launched Fisher to stardom. She starred in two Star Wars sequels and also appeared in "Hannah And Her Sisters," and "When Harry Met Sally." 

She reprised her role as Leia in 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

"We were sorry to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher, who attended Sarah Lawrence. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and many fans," the school said in a statement.

In the 80s, Fisher had an on-again, off-again relationship with singer Paul Simon, a New Canaan resident, and they married in 1983 before quickly divorcing. Simon's songs "Hearts And Bones" and "Graceland" are about their relationship. 

Fisher later became a writer, publishing the autobiographical novel, "Postcards From The Edge," in 1987. She wrote four other novels and published three memoirs. 

Her most recent memoir, "The Princess Diarist" revealed her affair with Harrison Ford, her "Star Wars" co-star.

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