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Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds Growing Up Together In 31 Touching Vintage Photos



Carrie Fisher and her mom Debbie Reynolds, who recently passed away just one day apart, didn’t always have a smooth relationship. “I found it difficult to share my mother with her adoring fans who treated her like she was part of their family,” said Fisher while presenting her mother with a lifetime achievement award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Still, the two screen legends grew closer in the years before their deaths, and when Fisher died, aged 60, from a heart attack on December 27th, TMZ reported that Reynold’s parting words to her son, Todd, were, “I miss her so much. I want to be with Carrie.” Just fifteen minutes later, Reynolds suffered a fatal stroke at the age of 84. In tribute to this much-loved, and much-missed duo, see below for a heartwarming and occasionally heartbreaking collection of photographs of mother and daughter throughout the years. (h/t: vintage everyday)

Pop singer Eddie Fisher and actor Debbie Reynolds in the first picture with daughter, Carrie, who was born on 21 October 1956

Image credits: George Rinhart

Eddie Fisher and wife, Debbie Reynolds, gaze proudly at their baby daughter in 1956

Image credits: Bettmann

‘Who’s more famous than Debbie and Eddie? C-3PO and Darth Vader,’ Fisher said in the same 1983 interview. Eddie Fisher was one of the most successful pop artists of the 1950s; the pair divorced in 1959. Reynolds/Fisher family in 1956

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The young Fisher family in happier times, 1956

Image credits: ZUMA PRESS/MEGA


Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher in 1956

Image credits: Jack Albin

A smiling Carrie with her proud parents, 1956

Image credits: ZUMA PRESS/MEGA

Debbie Reynolds with her daughter Carrie Fisher, 23 months old, smiles as she leaves the house September 9, 1958 to visit friends in Los Angeles, California. Husband Eddie Fisher and Miss Reynolds later revealed their separation

Image credits: LA Times

Debbie Reynolds with her daughter in 1958

Image credits: Everett Collection

Before the split, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds also had a son together, Todd Fisher, born in February 1958

Image credits: AP

Reynolds with her son and daughter in 1958

Image credits: Everett Collection

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