“Singin’ in the Rain” is my favorite all-time movie, so of course I was saddened by the deaths of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. I had the good fortune to see Carrie’s one-woman show, “Wishful Drinking.” And I appreciated that she transformed the image of a princess from a helpless prima donna waiting for a prince to rescue her into a smart, strong, resourceful woman who rescues men.

 

I started googling her, Debbie, and her father Eddie Fisher. Eddie abandoned Debbie for Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie’s best friend. I found this in Eddie’s bio.

 

“In 1981, Fisher wrote an autobiography, Eddie: My Life, My Loves (ISBN 0-06-014907-8). He wrote another autobiography in 1999 titled Been There, Done That (ISBN 0-312-20972-X). The later book devotes little space to Fisher’s singing career, but recycled the material of his first book and added many new sexual details that were too strong to publish before. His daughter Carrie declared, upon publication: “That’s it. I’m having my DNA fumigated.”